Tuesday August 31, 2021

Today’s Reading: Psalm 119:1-32

Your decrees are my delight and my counselors.

Psalm 119:24

Reflection: Through the Law, the LORD brings both joy and guidance to His people. God’s decrees are our delight. His Law refreshes the soul, washing over the weary spirit with new, heavenly perspective to help the believer endure any circumstance. It is a welcome respite from the barraging of lies, of temptations, of lures away from God. It is a great pleasure to recount and to practice, for those who follow the Law of the LORD find following after them goodness and mercy all the days of their everlasting life. God’s decrees are our counselors. They are a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, which show the heavenly way to navigate the world around us. the LORD’s Law is a great help not only to refresh us in our weariness, but also to strengthen us in the direction of truth and faith. God’s Law not only reveals how to walk in His Will, but also how to think and speak in ways that please Him along the way. When others around us speak and act against us, how else can we know if we are right or wrong but by remembering what God has proclaimed in His holy statutes?

Take heed then, believer, in the Law of the LORD. Since it is a delight to our eyes and ears, do not taste only a small morsel of it with hesitation. Instead, take it all in. Be soaked in the assurance of its safety and revel in the joy and peace it brings to all who follow. Draw nearer to God by it and reflect with radiance the love He has shown by giving it so generously to you. Since the Law of the LORD is what counsels, seek to understand it, believer, and be illumined by God’s wisdom imparted through it. Walk within the truth that it sheds upon your whole life, and move forward confidently in faith by it. Trust wholeheartedly that the LORD Who has sent the Light of the world will not ever leave you in darkness, but will be good to see you through all things. Heed the good Law of the LORD.

Prayer: Gracious LORD, thank You for Your wonderful Law. Thank You for showing me through it how to live and for showing us Your love by it. Your wisdom and love, Your goodness and holiness, Your righteousness are all revealed by Your statutes. I praise You for the ways You continue to bless me by Your Word. I pray that You help me to follow Your Law, LORD. Please teach me and transform me by Your Spirit, in order that I might adhere to Your statutes and honor You. I pray all of this in Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

Bible-in-a-Year Reading Plan (credit: Bible, studytools.com): 2 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 29-30; Psalm 119:1-32