Plea For Truth and Wisdom

Psalm 51:6                                                                        

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

V.6a David knew that the Lord’s desire for him was a right heart and living in truth. Moses said to the Israelites before they entered the Promised Land: ” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart”. [Deuteronomy 6:5-6] The Israelites are commanded to love God with all their being and keep His words on their hearts. They were also to teach these commandments to their children. Dr. Brunson uses this verse every month when dedicating babies and their parents. Jesus quoted verse 5 in Mark 12:30 as the great commandment.

V6b. In this hidden part of our bodies, the heart -mind, spirit, soul, emotions- , the Lord will teach us wisdom from His word. Wisdom comes from living by His words because:  His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” [2 Peter 1:3]  

Our knowledge of Him comes from reading, studying and meditating on His word. Joshua 1:8 commands for us to mediate on His Word day and night; and I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” [Psalm 119:11] We do this by memorizing scripture so His words will come to our mind when we need a particular scripture to meet the need of the moment.

Truth and wisdom from the Word of God should move me to confession and repentance of sin.

Henry Luke 8/9/21017

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