Psalm 119:30 – Verse of the Day 2/6/14
Psalm 119 is a wisdom psalm divided into 22 stanzas corresponding to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. This verse lies in the midst of the fourth stanza, which recalls God’s faithfulness in protecting the faithful from shame and sorrow (verse 28, especially). God’s commands offer life and freedom (verse 30), and therefore we should choose the path of faithfulness and place God’s rules before ourselves.
In our better moments we know that God’s Law is the only way to true life. As you pray, consider whether there are certain aspects of God’s Law that you struggle to believe are really good for you. Do you struggle with persistent sin in any given area? Ask the Lord for the will to believe His commands and the strength to follow Him. Thank Him for forgiving you when you fall and ask Him to help you to hide His truth in your heart so that your life will reflect your faith in Him and His truth.