Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart–
3 they do no wrong but follow his ways.
4 You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me. (Ps. 119:1-8 NIV)
Typical of so many other passages in the Bible are these first eight verses of the longest chapter in the Bible. They teach a lesson which is key to obtaining happiness and faithfulness to God.
They raise questions for each of us to consider. How open am I to correction? How honestly do I evaluate myself? Am I teachable? When there is a difference between what God wants and what I am doing, do I see it? Does the difference matter to me? Am I teachable enough to change?
Do I present myself as clay in the hands of God? Do I surrender my stubborn will to allow Him to shape and mold me into His own image?