Happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways. You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. O that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous ordinances. I will observe your statutes; do not utterly forsake me.
Food for Thought:
In this Psalm, the Psalmist praises those individuals who walk in the way of the Lord and keep his commandments. Today, think about some of the commandments in the Biblical narrative. One of the greatest commandments we receive from God is “You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.” And, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” I don’t know about you, but I have no problem loving myself. I do have problems always loving my neighbor, especially if that neighbor is emotionally needy, boring, arrogant, etc. Think about someone you haven’t given the time of day to — and reach out to them today.
Eternal God, teach us to love you not only in mind and heart but also in purpose and action, that we may love the children of the earth, in Jesus Christ. In your holy and precious name we pray, Amen.