“You have charged us to keep your commandments carefully. Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your principles! Then I will not be disgraced when I compare my life with your commands. When I learn your righteous laws, I will thank you by living as I should!” (Psalms 119:4-7 NLT) Do you cherish the commands, laws, decrees, and instructions from God? Do you live by them? God’s Law teaches us what he considers righteous. God’s Law teaches us how he sees pure living. Learning from them brings us more and more into alignment with God’s desires for our lives. Are we going to mess us, slip up, and have moments where we do not honor God? Unfortunately the answer is yes. That is where Jesus work on the cross comes in and grace is able to abound.
What I love about the ending of that verse is the reminder it gives us that when we live according to God’s Laws we are thanking God for teaching us how to honor him. Do you think about how you live being thanks to God, especially in reaction to the grace and salvation you know and experience as a Christian?
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