Psalm 119:17-19, 97 (NIV)
Be good to your servant while I live,
that I may obey your word.
Open my eyes that I may see
wonderful things in your law.
I am a stranger on earth;
do not hide your commands from me.
Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.
How can we continue and increase in loving Jesus by loving His word?
We can pray with the psalmist, “God, help me obey your word.”
We can orient our lives as strangers on earth. When His kingdom comes in full, then we will see Jesus – actually, really see Him with our eyes! Then, we will be fully at home, we will fully know, and be fully transformed. Until then, we are strangers on earth. It is not our home because we are waiting to see Jesus, our Lord.
And so we cry out, “God, open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your word, because I need to see the image of Your Son that you have for me today, so I can live in this land that is not my home.”
Today, let’s pray and commit ourselves to God’s word as the psalmist did. Let’s also pray according to these verses for the reading, teaching, sharing, and proclamation of the word that will happen in our churches and ministries this week.
Let’s worship with this song, “Build my Life” by Housefires.