Day 243

“My soul hath kept thy testimonies; and I love them exceedingly.”  (Psalms 119:167)

We can choose to follow God and His commandments because we believe it is the correct thing to do or we can follow God and His commandments because we love Him so much we don’t want to step one inch away from Him.

The psalmist has apparently realized that obeying God was more than just following the letter of the Law, but more about his personal relationship with the Lord that he did not want to disrupt.  He loved God and loved the Word, so he did what was right.

I want that type of Christianity don’t you?  I want to look at my life and know I have served God because I loved Him, not because I was trying to please a group of fellow believers or impress a group of non believers.

Ask yourself today this simple question:

“Am I living my life for God because I love Him?”

Your answer will be after a great deal of pausing and reflecting.  There is nothing wrong with that.  We OUGHT to examine our lives and make sure we are not just piling up a great heap of wood, hay and stubble.  Can we say with the psalmist that we have kept God’s testimonies because we love them exceedingly?

How can we love them exceedingly if we are complaining about the Pastor’s message on Sunday?

How can we say we love them exceedingly if we are at ought against our brother?

How can we say we love them exceedingly if we deny the fullness of the Holy Spirit in our lives?

This is not a “one and done” task.  It is a daily check up we should implement in our lives to make sure we have not wandered away from the preciousness of what God has taught us and that we are not inclined to be solely dutiful in our reading and observing the precepts taught in Gods Word.

Let’s dwell in Him out of Love today.

Until Next Time, Lord willing,

Sheri

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