Clear-minded and Single-hearted
Today’s reading: Psalm 86:1-89:52
My selection: Psalm 86:11
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
unite my heart to fear your name.
My reflections: Two potential problems affect the psalmist here. He is aware of them both and he prays for the Lord’s assistance that he not be tripped up by either of them.
1. Ignorance of God’s way.
2. Ambivalence that results in a lack of fear of the name of the Lord.
To walk in truth before God depends on knowing His way. The Scriptures give us clear light to know His way and for that we can be very thankful. But knowledge of the Bible alone is not enough. The believer, who knows himself, realizes he also needs a heart that is unwavering and undivided so that he will not stray from the fear of God.
My challenge: This is my prayer today: “Lord, help me to know your word and to be watchful of my heart that I not grow complacent or presumptuous but walk in truth and in fear before you.”
Be faithful to study God’s word. Be vigilant of your heart.
Tomorrow’s reading: Psalm 90:1-95:11