Teach me your decrees, O LORD; I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness. Psalm 119:33-40 (NLT)
Would you like me to help you turn your eyes away from worthless things? Would you like to make sure that you do not spend your life on what is of no value? Would you like to be able to think and speak and act according to my purposes and plans for you? Would you like to completely leave behind your old life and the shameful ways in which you once lived? Would you like to move forward with me? Would you like to live a life that is good and right and true and pleasing to me? Yes, I would like all these things to be true of my life. This is how I want to use my life. This is how I will spend my life. I do not want to one day find out that I pursued what was worthless and would have no lasting and eternal value. I want to be able to look back over my life and agree with you that I lived a life that was well spent. You have very good desires within you. Yes, and they could have only come from you. That is correct.
So, how will you help me to turn my eyes away from worthless things? How will you help me to make sure that my life has been well spent? There should be no mystery about that. I will counsel you. I will watch over you. I will teach and train you. I will help you to know and do my will. I will guide you through life. How will you do all these things for me? Have I not given you my word? Do you not hear me speaking to you? Have I not given my instruction? Do you not have understanding? Yes, you have given all of this to me. I hear you speaking to me. I hear you teaching and training me. I see you guarding and guiding me. You have given me your understanding. That’s good. Keep on putting my word into practice. Keep on going and doing what my word tells you to do. Keep on living your life according to my word, then you will have no worries about how you will spend your life. You will spend your life loving and following and serving me. Yes, I will. That will be very good. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I am eager for your word. Teach me your word. Help me to think and speak and act correctly. Use your word to guide the course of my life as I put it into practice. Use your word to help me to turn away from the love of money and all other worthless things. Amen
Key Question… How has the course of your life been changed because you are putting God’s word into practice?
Living It Out… Make it your daily pattern to put God’s word into practice.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that putting God’s word will change the entire course of your life
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are going about putting God’s word into practice.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you put God’s word into practice so He can guide the course of your life.
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