Oh that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes!
Then I shall not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.
I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous rules.
I will keep your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me!
How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
Blessed are you, O LORD;
teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.
by: Joan Small.
As children, we were taught Scripture verses at home, at school, and at play and this was normal to us. Any adult could ask us what the Bible said about something and we had to give a ready answer. We had an understanding that only Gods Word could set us straight. David, in today’s Scripture, realized that the words of God could help change his ways, so he had a steadfast desire to keep the Word of God. Years ago, God’s Word set us straight as young children—today it can still set us straight as older children. Is there a part of your life that you need the Word of God to penetrate and change today?