Respecting God’s Way
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. Psalm 119:15
The Bible is an incredible Book that God wrote for His creatures – man. The Word of God is a pertinent message for humans as we live, work, play, and die in this thing called life.
The longest chapter in all the Bible is Psalm 119. It contains 10 different words that are terms for the “Bible.” “Word”, “statute”, “judgment”, and “precept” are some of those terms.
As the verse above declares, the Psalmist had “respect” unto the ways of God. We all have our ideas and personal expectations about how life will turn out. Sometimes there are detours, and sometimes dead-ends. There are points of crisis and places of crying. There will be happy times and times that are not so happy.
How do we cope with it all? I suggest we make the most of the moments God gives to us and cope with the good and bad that happens by accepting the will of God.
When we see the Bible as God’s “will” for our life, it will help us to look to His plan, seize ahold of His teaching, and see meaningful changes in our lives.
In other words – respect God’s Word and the way of living it commands us – more than you respect your own plans. Meditating on the Word of God will cause you to accept your circumstances, and by God’s grace discover the greater purpose or meaning for life that God is trying to etch into your life.
Determine to respect the way of God and His Word more than your own way of thinking.