Psalm 19:11 “By them [The ordinances of the LORD] is your servant warned;”
[The ordinances of the LORD reveal danger, show us how to avoid evil and protect us from our own wrong desires. We must pay attention to your warnings, Lord, for it is up to us to obey what you have revealed.]As it says in Psalm 37:1-3, Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Such clear commands, such protection, if we will heed it.
“in keeping them there is great reward.”
[Not just preservation from danger and disaster, but immense rewards come from obeying your commands, Lord. These rewards are both for now and forever: love, peace, joy, strength, wisdom, grace, love, positive relationships, fulfilling significance and purpose, security both for today and for eternity, continual growth–and many others, an ongoing stream of your goodness being poured out on your children who love you with all their heart and strength, mind and soul.]
Today, Lord, help me fear you, to care deeply about what you think in all my decisions. Guide me in doing what will last forever, making plans based upon your perfect and pristine Word, rather than on my own feeble and faulty reasoning.
May I wholeheartedly, consistently, confidently, humbly exalt and obey your Word in every area, every situation, every thought of my life so that I may constantly give you an ongoing flow of glory and honor, you, O Lord Jesus, my Shepherd and King.