VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL, MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

 

PSALM 40:8

I DELIGHT TO DO YOUR WILL, OH, MY GOD; YOUR LAW IS WITHIN MY HEART.

 

FOR A BELIEVER, THERE IS NO ACTIVITY MORE IMPORTANT THAN READING/STUDYING GOD’S WORD. EVEN MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ACTIVITY OF DOING SO, HOWEVER, IS THE INTENTION OF THE HEART.

IF OUR HEART IS SET TOWARDS OBEDIENCE AND SURRENDER, WE WILL WANT TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND GOD’S WORD, SO THAT WE CAN WALK IN HIS WAYS. IF OUR HEARTS ARE ON FIRE FOR THE LORD, WE WILL ACTUALLY DELIGHT IN DOING THINGS HIS WAY, NOT OURS. HAVING HIS WORDS FROM SCRIPTURE IN OUR HEARTS IS LIKE INSURANCE. FOR THAT WHICH IS IN OUR HEART DIRECTS OUR ACTIONS, AND WE WILL THEREFORE WALK IN HIS WILL.

WHEN WE MEMORIZE GOD’S WORD, WHEN WE MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD, AS WELL AS READ AND STUDY HIS WORD, WE ARE EQUIPPED WITH THE ARMOUR OF GOD, WITH THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT. WE HAVE THE EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO WALK IN HIS WILL AND IN VICTORY. AND WHEN WE DELIGHT IN HIM, WHEN IT FLOWS FROM THE HEART, THAT IS WHEN IT WILL TRULY BE REALIZED.

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