Psalm 119: 33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of your statutes, and I will observe it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart. 35 Lead me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it.
The other day I wrote that perhaps the writer loved the blessings of observing the statutes of God (protection, provision, abundance) more than the statutes themselves. However as I read this text I am changing my mind. Perhaps, with maturity and greater intimacy with God, the psalmist really does delight in the statutes of God.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know I don’t write as often in this space as I once did. It’s not that I don’t enjoy writing or have time to write, but after a number of years writing I find myself repeating certain themes and lessons over and over again. I’m not sure if that’s your experience in reading, but it is with my writing. And so instead of writing about a particular theme or topic – again – I will simply stop after reading.
However, just because I don’t write every day doesn’t mean I don’t read every day because I generally do. And I read, not because I HAVE TO but because I enjoy it. I like the fact that scripture is a living document, or library of documents. No matter how many times you read it, there are always more layers that open up. One could even say, I delight in reading scripture each day.
What are the spiritual practices in which you delight?