“Teach me, O Lord, your way of truth, and from it I will not depart; that I may steadfastly obey, give me an understanding heart. In your commandments make me walk, for in your law my joy shall be; give me a heart that loves your will, from discontent and envy free. Turn now my eyes from vanity, and cause me in your ways to tread; O let your servant prove your Word and thus to godly fear be led. Turn away my reproach and fear; your righteous judgments I confess; To know your precepts I desire; revive me in your righteousness.” The Psalter, (Ps. 119:33-40)
This hymn captures the sovereignty of God. It is He who teaches the way of truth (John 14:6). When we submit to Him, we will not depart from the way of righteousness. By following His commandments (Ex. 23:25; Lev.26:3; Deut. 11:13), we will have true peace and a joy that surpasses all understanding. As we turn our eyes from the vanity of the world, let’s look to the cross where the incarnate Son of God bled and died for us (Jn. 3:16).
While reading the Psalms, I want to encourage you to make it personal. For example, If you don’t know what to pray about in your personal time with God, the best thing to do is open the Psalms. During my prayers, I often get side-tracked and forget what I was originally praying for. If you have a psalm there to guide your prayers, its easier not to forget. I hope this helps.