Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Psalm 119:97
When a person is in love with someone, all he does is think about that someone all day long. His desire is to be with that person. He thinks about how she looks, how she talks, and what she does. His heart skips a beat at the thought of her and nothing else is important at the moment.
Along with being in crazy love with a person, people also become crazy in love for things of this world. Spending all their time thinking about or working on some object is common among many people.
The object of affection takes all of the person’s thoughts throughout the day. It becomes their number one desire over everything else.
The writer of this psalms is in great love for the law of God. He thinks about it all day long.
There are many people who do not like the law. They do not want to be told what they can or cannot do. Some will think about the law in a way to determine how they can get around the law, not to follow it.
God’s law is perfect. There is the written law, that the psalmist was thinking about as he penned these words, but there is God’s law to every believer.
Every time God tells a believer to do something it is a law or a command. In order for a person to begin to follow God and His commands, he must be willing to meditate on what God has said and follow through with it.
Many will seek the wisdom of man, but God’s wisdom is right there for the taking. All a person must do is hear it, think about it and act upon it. What God tells a person should be what he thinks about all day long to keep him focused upon God.
You may have many things or people you love. The greatest things you can love is God and His word. When God speaks it is His law. Think about what God has told you in His word and in your heart.
Realize how great the words of God are for you. They will bring you life. His words and commands are to guide you to be like Jesus in every way.
Be crazy in love with God and His word to you today and see what God can do in your life.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will desire to know God’s word; that you will think about what God has said all day; and that God will give you strength to obey His commands for your life.
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. Psalm 118:18
The law is something that tells a person what he can or cannot do. It is often seen as stifling or constricting upon a person. Very few people like to have laws made that are set ‘against’ them. It is acceptable for laws that are for the other person or to protect oneself, but not against oneself.
People like their freedom to do what they want, when they want, and how they want with no one to tell them anything different. So because of this, laws are often disposed or ignored. They do not see any or little value in the laws that are made.
In this psalm, the writer asks God to open his eyes up to the wonderful things in His law.
Just as many in the world do not like laws or rules, there are many believers who do not like the commands and laws of God. All they want is the freedom that is pronounced in Jesus. They are quick to point out that God is full of grace and mercy and that there is freedom. This is done to justify their sinful nature.
Since God is perfect and holy in all that He says and does, His law is also perfect. God put the law in place for a purpose. It was for the benefit of all people.
Following the law of God will not save a person, but it shows how a person is to live for God. Jesus fulfilled the law in providing the perfect sacrifice to save a person, but He did not abolish it. It is still there to guide a person on how he should think, speak and act in this fallen world.
The eyes of a believer need to be opened up by God’s Holy Spirit to reveal how great His law is, to be able to see the value in God’s law in this world.
Do not despise God’s law or reject it as old and of no value. Seek God’s word and see the value in what God had to say. Find out why the law was put into place and how you can apply it to your life to live a life that God wants you to live.
Trust in Jesus for your salvation, but live following God’s ways and commands. His law is perfect for how to live this life.
I pray today that God will reveal His law to you; that you will open your heart to seeing God’s law for you; that you will trust in Jesus for your salvation; and that you will live according to the commands of God.