August 16, 2005

Early morning meditation

With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
—Psalm 119:10

I find it so easy to fall into the muck of the world's passion for sin. Why am I drawn so desperately to what I know is wrong and repulsive to God? At times I think if I work harder at church-related things, I will have better fellowship with God. Sometimes I force myself to read the Bible (rather than simply enjoying and respecting it because it is God's Word). I do many things that I think will put me in a position of favor with God.

But I know that we can never earn favor with a holy God.

I think this verse in Psalm 119 gives a clue to what needs to be done to maintain a strong fellowship with God Almighty. The psalmist here appeals to God to let me not wander from your commandments. This is the part that so often I miss. Yes, I need to seek God with all my heart, but I must entreat him to grant obedience to me—a desperately sinful man.

1 comment:

  1. I just looked at the Nat'l Bridge photos - they were nice! Your blog site looks great, too.


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