How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments!
Lord, I have asked you the question about worshiping you in Spirit and in Truth. Now you bring me the answer for to worship you in Spirit and in Truth is to keep my way pure. In other words, I am to live a holy and righteous life. "As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy." 1 Peter 1:14-16 and "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." John 14:15
It is not a matter of simple church or high church but of being a living temple of the living God. You are telling me here that the way of true worship is to store your Word in my heart, to meditate on your precepts and examine Your ways, living my life in accord with your Word.
Therefore, Lord, give me understanding of Your Word, open the eyes of my heart to those unseen things around me to practice as my way of life.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 22
Evening: Psalm 56
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