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Message of the Day: Obedience that Proceeds from the Heart

I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart
.” (Psalm 40:8)

David here refers to some past experience in which God rescued him from what appeared to be certain death. David felt like a person who had fallen into a muddy pit and was sinking to death, but God pulled him out and put him on firm ground again. He can now continue his journey, singing as he goes and thereby encouraging others to put their trust in God. His song is one of praise to God, whose loving works on behalf of the faithful are more than can be numbered.

What God is most concerned with our lives is not what we can do or any material sacrifice but the offering of our lives; not the mere performance of religious rituals, but the willing performance of all God’s will. God wants us to open our ears to hear his instruction, then to carry it out willingly and joyfully. He wants us to put his law within us so that our obedience will not be external but will proceed from our hearts.

Sources:

MySword for Android. Riversoft Ministry, 2011-2019.

Olive Tree Bible Software, 1998-2020.

http://www.biblegateway.com

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