Psalm 119 Ampli…
Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the undefiled (the upright, truly sincere, and blameless) in the way [of the revealed will of God], who walk (order their conduct and conversation) in the law of the Lord (the whole of God’s revealed will).
2 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are they who keep His testimonies, and who seek, inquire for and of Him and crave Him with the whole heart.
3 Yes, they do no unrighteousness [no willful wandering from His precepts]; they walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded us to keep Your precepts, that we should observe them diligently.
5 Oh, that my ways were directed and established to observe Your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]!
6 Then shall I not be put to shame [by failing to inherit Your promises] when I have respect to all Your commandments.
I was blessed to be able to teach the Beatitudes this morning. If ever there was a roadmap to holiness, the Beatitudes is it. Jesus tells His followers that what He is telling them is something they have not heard before. Is it ever!
Yet, here David says that those who are upright, sincere and blameless and who walk in the revealed will of God are blessed. Likewise, those who seek God with their whole hearts are to be envied.
While Jesus elevated the lowly to a level where it was they and not the elite who would receive blessings, David shows us once again why God considered him a man after God’s own heart. David understood that if we love God then we will follow God. If we continue to seek after him with our whole heart then we will receive the blessings of God.
And less we misunderstand, we do not achieve holiness because we follow a certain set of rules, rather a holy conduct is the result of what the Holy Spirit does within our hearts and lives.
PRAYER: Father, we love you and it is our prayer that we would be able to follow you in spirit and in truth. Amen.