You have commanded us To keep Your precepts diligently. Oh, that my ways were directed To keep Your statutes! Then I would not be ashamed, When I look into all Your commandments. Psalms 119:4-6 NKJV
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank You so much for these words. Lord, thank You for Your Word and the life that is within it. Lord Jesus, I want to obey all Your words, to walk in Your ways, to serve You diligently. Lord, I want my family, my friends, my neighbors to know You personally, to walk in Your ways and to find life everlasting in Your salvation. Lord, I want to humbly stand before You on behalf of others, especially those who have yet to know You. Lord, I want people to see the truth and to understand what wickedness and evil do. How there is only life, truth, joy, goodness, and peace in You. There is no other way. Lord Jesus, I know You want these things too. That’s why You came. That’s why You died. Lord, please continue to work in our lives, that we might know You more. Please hone our hearts that we might reflect You to those around us. Lord, I trust You to work through all things to bring about Your purposes. May Your name be glorified throughout the whole Earth! I praise Your holy name, Jesus! Amen.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.” Psalm 23:6 NKJV
This verse isn’t complete unless the beginning of the chapter is included.
“The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1a NKJV
David’s entire song is stateing clearly the blessings of willingly being under the authority and protection of the LORD.
Each verse describes a provision and protection.
There are blessings and comfort.
Finally ending with goodness and mercy flowing into each and everyday.
And all of this is because David has the LORD as his Shepherd.
These verses show us the character of God.
He provides for our needs.
He is our salvation and also heals our souls from the stains of sin.
He is so righteous.
He corrects and guides.
He is full of mercy and His goodness is far superior to our understanding.
And He is preparing a place for those who trust wholeheartedly in Jesus.
Thank You for these incredibly encouraging verses. Lord, I want goodness and mercy to follow me every day of my life. I want to dwell in Your house forever. Please continue to hone my character and help me to let go of anything which would hinder my relationship with You. There is nothing on this Earth which compares to You. Jesus, You are amazing and I thank You for loving me, a sinner. Please help me to see myself as You do so I might learn to quickly turn from sin. Thank You so much for these words. They truly comfort and guide my heart.