“Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as You promised; then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted Your Word. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever—Your commandments are what I depend on. Oh, I’ll guard with my life what You’ve revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; and I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for Your truth and your wisdom; then I’ll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. I cherish Your commandments—oh, how I love them! —Relishing every fragment of Your counsel.” —Psalm 119:41-48 (MSG)
Devotional Thought for Today:
The Psalmist prayed for God’s love to shape him, or form his life. As we stand spiritually formed and shaped in His Word, we can stand against the mockery of the world. As we totally depend and stand on the Word, we will be guarded always from all vulnerabilities to sin.