Meditation on Psalm 119:33-40

A sermon snippet, circa July 2009:
The meditation: Psalm 119:33-40 (NIV)
33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law, and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.38 Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared. 39 Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good. 40 How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.

Notice that each of the verses begins with a verb, an ACTION
Our relationship with God is ALIVE, moving and actively growing and maturing… Notice what the psalmist asks. That God: TEACH him to follow, GIVE him understanding, DIRECT him, TURN his heart towards GOD, TURN his eyes away from worthless things, PRESERVE his live & FULFILL GOD’s promise, TAKE AWAY his disgrace. What is the psalmist’s verb? Longing… He LONGS for the law of the LORD. What are the verbs in play when YOU pray?

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