The Path of Your Commands
Date: July 19, 2023
I use the BLESS method every morning for my devotional.
B - Bible Verse
L - Listen for God's Voice and pray
E - Explore the History and meaning
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases
S - Summarize and Share
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B - Bible Verse: "I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding." (Psalm 119:32)
L - Listen for God's Word and pray: "Lord, as I dive into Psalm 119:32, help me listen to Your voice and understand Your commands. Open my heart to the wisdom in this verse and guide me as I seek to follow Your ways. In Jesus' name, amen."
E - Explore the History and Meaning: Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible and beautifully praises the wonders and significance of God's Word. The author is not specified, but it is traditionally attributed to King David or the sons of Korah. This particular verse emphasizes the psalmist's commitment to running in the path of God's commands and celebrates the broadening of understanding that comes from following God's Word. He expresses his eagerness to obey God's commands and how they have enriched his understanding. He finds joy and purpose in walking on the path of God's instructions, and as he does so, his understanding of God's ways deepens and expands.
S - Study the Key Words or Phrases:
Run in the path: Shows a sense of urgency and commitment to following God's commands.
Your commands: Refers to the instructions and principles given by God through His Word.
Broadened my understanding: Describes how obedience to God's commands leads to a deeper understanding of His ways.
S - Summarize and Share:
The psalmist's has this contagious enthusiasm for following God's commands. He's like, "I'm all in!" He's running, not walking or strolling, but full-on running on the path of God's instructions. He's got this fire inside, and it's incredible to witness.
And the best part? As he runs in the path of God's commands, his understanding expands and broadens. The more he seeks to follow God's ways, the more he gains insight into God's heart and character.
So, let's take a cue from the psalmist. Let's run with eagerness and wholeheartedly follow God's commands. As we do, we'll find our understanding of God's Word deepening, and our connection with Him growing stronger.
Imagine this: with each step we take on the path of obedience, our hearts become more attuned to God's voice. His wisdom seeps into our souls, and we gain a better grasp of His ways.
I don't know about you, but that sounds like an amazing journey to be on. Let's embrace the adventure of running in the path of God's commands, seeking to know Him more intimately with every stride.
Bible Cross References
Psalm 119:105 - "Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path."
Proverbs 2:6 - "For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."
John 14:15 - "If you love me, keep my commands."
1 John 5:3 - "In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome."