“I will never forget your commandments, for by them you give me life.” – Psalm 119:93 New Living Translation
The 119th Psalm is the longest Psalm in the Bible. In it you will find many nuggets of truth to carry you thru each day. Its author is not David; however, some suggest that it was Ezra the priest. The general tenor of the writing is one of obedience to the laws of God as a means of finding true happiness in this life. Verse 2 declares, “Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their heart.” As followers of Christ we are to always seek the face of God and search the deep riches of his word for truth. If we commit to knowing and living the word of God, we will receive wonderful blessings that shall feed our souls.
It would be appropriate to point out that while the Law or Ten Commandments are no longer required to live by as our standard since Christ came. That being said, we also cannot willingly disobey them either. The whole idea is that once redeemed we will automatically live out God’s Law because of the change that has occurred in our lives. Our conscience, once seared over, has been awakened by the movement of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
If we follow the directives of the Lord we will find true and lasting peace and happiness in this life. Perhaps happiness isn’t the word to use. Contentment seems more appropriate. We will be satisfied that no matter what circumstances may befall us we know God is with us and will lead us out of it. When the world is at it’s worst I stop and wonder how anyone can survive without the Lord in their life. They haven’t taken complete stock of their lives, choosing instead to live in the here and now. Living for the moment may get you from point A to point B and for some that is good enough, but what about after that? Until the next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.