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“You have ordained Your precepts, that we should keep them diligently. Oh that my ways may be established to keep Your statutes! Then I shall not be ashamed when I look upon all Your commandments.” (Psalm 119:4-6)

What is it to be ordained? Is it nothing less than simply to obey the command of the Lord? If you desire for your ways to be established, then walk in the way of the Lord. Know that He is God and He has established His eternal purpose. Know that only in Him is there life and liberty. Walk in the way of the Lord and you shall be with Him forever. Know that He alone is good and worthy of being followed.

Lord, I look at the ways of the world and follow them. I look at the laws of the land and live within their edicts. Yet, I often ignore your laws. Help me, O Lord, to see through this haze to love Your law. Help me to learn to keep Your precepts that I might be formed into the image of Christ my Savior. Help me to live a life that is not ashamed of all the benefits of Your law and its goodness.

Lord Jesus, You know how difficult this world is. Lead me to see in You the hope of glory and the way of everlasting life. Guide me day by day to see more clearly the hope of eternity. Let me never forget the benefits of what You established from the beginning. Walk with me this day, Lord Jesus, and lead me according to the perfect will of the Father. Amen.