You have done many good things for me, LORD, just as you promised. I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge. I used to wander off until you disciplined me; but now I closely follow your word. You are good and do only good; teach me your decrees. Arrogant people smear me with lies, but in truth I obey your commandments with all my heart. Their hearts are dull and stupid, but I delight in your instructions. My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees. Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver. Psalm 119:65-72 (NLT)
What will keep you on course? What will prevent you from wandering away from me? What will keep you from drifting along in your faith? What will prevent your heart from becoming become dull and stupid? What will give you good judgement and sound knowledge? What will strengthen you against any evil that will come against you? What will help you to come to know of my kindness and mercy and love? How will you be able to taste of my goodness? What will do all these things for you? You have asked me many questions, all of which have the same answer. Let me hear your answer. It is your word that will show me all the good things you have done for me. It is your word that will help me to come to know and love and follow and serve you. Nothing is more valuable to me than your word. From your word, I will hear and receive your very good and great promises. It is your word that will keep my faith in you vibrant and alive. Your word will guard and guide me. Your word will protect me from any evil that this world will try to throw at me. No twist or turn or up or down in life will divert me. Your word will keep me on course. I will not wander away from you, as I continue to meet with you in your word. Never will my heart become dull and stupid as I hear and receive all you have to say to me from your word. I will closely follow your word. I will listen very carefully to you. I will follow and obey your word with all that is within. My heart and mind ad life will be focused on you and your word. I will live my entire life according to your word. All the trials of life will only serve to draw me closer to you as I hold on to you and your promises. Here I am now, ready to hear and obey your word. That is very good. You have answered my questions well. You will receive from my word all that I have for you. Thank you, Lord, for your goodness to me.
Lord, there is no doubt about it, I used to wander off. I would lose focus. I would drift away. My heart would become dull and stupid. I would become attracted to the things of this world. Help me now to closely follow your word so I can stay on course with you. Amen
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