Psa. 119:41-48

“And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.” (v. 45)

There is liberty in the Word of God. Those who keep His precepts do walk in liberty with Him. Jesus said “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32), and He went on to say, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (Jn. 8:36) This Liberty is found in Christ, The Truth. (Jn 14:6) The psalmist seeks God’s precepts, and in so doing, he walks in liberty with all men, and from all snares of the devil. He has the liberty to answer freely those who ask of the hope that is within him (v. 42); He asks for God’s mercy (v. 41), and vows to always walk in His laws (v.44), therefore, he can truly say, he is at liberty to do those things that God would have him to do. He shall not be ashamed, (v. 46). So, through meditation (v. 46), obedience, dedication to the Lord’s commandments, we too shall walk in liberty, free from the clutches of the devil.

Seeking God’s precepts, or commands, or whatever word we use to describe seeking the Lord, will always bring victory in our lives. It is God’s promise to bless those who seek Him; it is His prerogative. If we will seek His precepts, and love them, and desire them as a very precious gem, we too will be at liberty, with ourselves, and with our God. We must consider it a worthy venture, and deem it to be important enough before we will even attempt to seek Him and His statutes. When we consider His mercies upon us, even His salvation (v. 46), then we can begin to see that it is important, it is matter of life and death! It is time to get serious about our commitment to the Lord, and to His Word. Do we spend time with Him every day? Do we walk in His will? Do we abide in His Word? If not, why not? Why not get started today in a regular program and practice of a daily time of prayer, meditation, and Bible reading. When we pray, we talk to God, when we read the Bible, He talks to us; when we meditate on His principles and precepts, we have two-way communion with Him.

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