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Devotion - July 8, 2020

Psalm 119: 105-112

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to observe your righteous ordinances. I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word. Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord, and teach me your ordinances. I hold my life in my hand continually, but I do not forget your law. The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. Your decrees are my heritage for ever; they are the joy of my heart. I incline my heart to perform your statutes for ever, to the end.

Reflection by Duke Yaguchi

Laws are created by people. People can be flawed. Their intentions can be misaligned. But in a democracy, the government is generally by the people, of the people and for the people. So for the most part, laws created within a democracy are for the common good.

Some laws become outdated. Others are twisted and their original intent becomes lost. Technology and other factors change the world requiring an update to laws.

But this psalm is pointing to God's laws. If we believe in the premise that God loves us and wants what is best for us, then we should obey God's laws. The scripture goes as far as saying that following God's laws will bring joy to your heart.

I believe this to be true. When I align what I want with what God wants for me, I feel at most peace. I feel that I am breathing in the Holy Spirit.

Prayer

Dear Lord, let me align my life according to God's laws. Let me breathe in the joy of following God's commands. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.



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