Oh, how I love your instructions! I think about them all day long. Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide. Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws. I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments. I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word. I haven’t turned away from your regulations, for you have taught me well. How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey. Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life. Psalm 119:97-104 (NLT)
Do you love my instructions? Do you think about them all day long? Has my word made you wiser than your enemies? Are you allowing my word to be your guide? Has my word given you insight far beyond what you have ben taught by your teachers? Has my word helped you to walk on the path of life, far away from evil? Yes, I love your instructions. Yes, I do think of your word all day long. There is no place I would rather be or nothing I would rather do than meet with you in your word. Your word has given me new thoughts to think. Your word has given me new words to speak. Your word has given me new deeds to do. Your word has formed in me new prayers to pray. Yes, your words taste sweet, they are sweeter than honey to me. Nothing is of more valuable or more desirable to me than your word. Your commands have helped me to stand against temptation. Your word has helped me to turn away from evil of every kind. Your word has made me able to keep on walking on the path of life with you. My heart burns with desire to live my life with and for you. This the work of your word in my heart and mind and life. But that is not all. Your word has given me more insight than I could have ever hoped for from my teachers. Your word has given me even more wisdom than my elders. I will keep on holding onto your word. Your word has given me a new appetite and a distaste for the things of this world. Thank you, that your word has made me to hunger for you. I will keep on following and obeying you, all the days of my life. That will be very good.
Lord, I will keep your word ever before me. I will meditate on your word so that you can teach and train and guard and guide me. Your word will be my constant guide through life. Your word will help me to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you. Amen
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