“Direct me in the path of Your commands, for there I find delight.” NIV
Take some time each day (about 5 minutes or more) to dwell on the words in this passage in the Psalms.
Spend time focusing on each word and its definition, how it communicates the author’s intention. Ask yourself, “What does this word mean, and why is it here?” Try emphasizing each word as you read the sentence over again to yourself, and see how the direction takes on new meanings with each word that is stressed.
- What does it say?
- Who is the author? Who is he talking to?
- What does it mean?
- What adjustments in my life do I need to make to apply this truth?
- What promises are here for me to claim?
- Is there any sin I need to confess to God or others that comes to mind when I read this scripture?
As you go about your days throughout January, keep this passage on your mind. See how it applies to each situation you encounter. Ask the Lord to help you be still and contemplate why it’s important to seek His direction.
Ask Him to give you additional insight into the meaning of “direct,” “path,” “commands,” and “find delight.”
For example: Why does the author describe God’s commands as a path? What is implied by using the word “path?” Does a path just appear out of nowhere, or does it take planning & vision? If His “path” is something that does take planning & vision on His part, does that mean God has a plan for each person? Does it mean He knows what He is doing? Does it mean God is clueless to everything?
As you think about the truth in this passage, do any other verses of Scripture come to mind? If so, which ones? How do they relate? Do they give even more insight into what is being said here in Psalm 119:35?
Each week this month, when we meet back together—let’s talk about what new insight the Lord gives you on this passage of scripture. When we seek the Lord & His direction, He will answer!
“In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me.” Jeremiah 29:12-13