1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless,
who walk according to the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are those who keep his statutes
and seek him with all their heart—
3 they do no wrong
but follow his ways.
4 You have laid down precepts
that are to be fully obeyed.
5 Oh, that my ways were steadfast
in obeying your decrees!
6 Then I would not be put to shame
when I consider all your commands.
7 I will praise you with an upright heart
as I learn your righteous laws.
8 I will obey your decrees;
do not utterly forsake me. (NIV)
One of the things about reading God’s word is that it changes us. The knowledge and understanding that comes from God helps us to live blameless lives. Without that instruction, how well do you think you would live a blameless life?
What connection do you see between being blameless and walking “according to the law of the Lord?” Do you think about this connection as you read scripture?
How have you been blessed because of the time you have spent reading God’s word?
How can you praise God more as you learn his laws? How can you encourage others to praise him through their reading of scripture?