By Robert Halsey Pine
David had much to correct in his life and continually discussed his plans with the Lord:
“Oh, how I love your law! It is my meditation all day long. Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your decrees are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. I hold back my feet from every evil way, in order to keep your word…How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:97-120 NRSV).
David has outdone himself in this psalm. This particular part is our guide for spiritual nourishment and study. What David is describing is a necessary discipline for our closer walk with God. For David this is beyond discipline. It has become as honey in his mouth. David continues, “Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
David developed a Godly habitude. According to Webster, a habitude is a habitual attitude which becomes our native character. David is an example for us. David made meditation on God’s law a thing of love. It became his native character, his habitual attitude. That is where we need to be. As with David, our Godly habitude will carry us through all things. We don’t have to be smart or brave. We just put on God’s word and it becomes a comforting garment as well as protective armor.
There are many things that we are conscious about as we go about our daily lives. We bathe ourselves and brush our teeth. We groom and dress ourselves for a…
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