Delight for the Law
Read Psalm 119:1–176
Published: May 30, 2017
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law (Psalm 119:18).
From majestic mountains and the beauty of a sunset to the artistry of tulips and charm of ladybugs, God’s creation captures our imagination with awe and wonder. God’s laws are also His creation. But how many view His commands with wonder?
The writer of Psalm 119 uses the word “delight” nine times to express his love of God’s commands. Laws, statutes, precepts, decrees, and commands are used synonymously throughout the psalm. It is clear that the writer longs to know and live by the Lord’s decrees, and he does not perceive them as confining or oppressive.
Delight in God’s laws begins with understanding His character and realizing that He has provided them for everyone’s good. His heart of love desires the best for all people, for families and for communities. By recognizing this truth, we can see the wonderful things in God’s laws and how they can be a delight to the soul.
Prayer Suggestion: Ask God to help you see the wonderful things in His statutes so you can delight in knowing and keeping them.
Quicklook: Psalm 119:9–18
Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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