Mo 4/10Tu 4/11We 4/12Th 4/13Fr 4/14Sa 4/15Su 4/16
Lev. 14
Ps. 17
Lev. 15
Ps. 18
Lev. 16
Ps. 19
Lev. 17
Pss. 20–21
Lev. 18
Ps. 22
Lev. 19
Pss. 23–24
Lev. 20
Ps. 25

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Being a Christian means loving the law of God.

While many of the outward regulations of the Old Testament law regarding ritual purification have been fulfilled in Christ, the fact remains that God’s people are to be holy as He is holy. He gave Israel circumcision, food laws, and other ordinances to set them apart from the nations who served false gods. Today, even though the people of God are not distinguished by what nation we come from, we are still to be set apart from the world in how we live. How we eat, how we drink, how we speak, how we think, how we feel…whatever we do is to be done to the glory of the One who has saved us and called us with a holy calling.

One essential thing that should clearly set Christians apart from the world today is that we love the law of God. It’s true that our obedience to the law cannot justify us in God’s sight; justification only comes through faith in Christ. However, because God has redeemed us in Christ, we are to be like Jesus in His perfect loving obedience to all the commandments of God the Father.

We should love God’s law so much that we sing songs about it! In fact, that’s what Psalm 19 is all about. Here are the reasons it gives for why we should love God’s law:

  • It’s perfect.
  • It refreshes our souls.
  • It’s sure.
  • It makes us wise.
  • It is right.
  • It makes our hearts rejoice.
  • It is pure.
  • It enlightens our eyes.
  • It is clean.
  • It endures forever.
  • It is true.
  • It is altogether righteous.
  • It is better than gold.
  • It is sweeter than honey.
  • It warns us.
  • Great reward comes from keeping it.

Does your heart rejoice to know God’s commandments?

VERSE TO MEDITATE ON

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

Be acceptable in Your sight,

O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

—Psalm 19:14

HOW TO PRAY

  • Adoration – Praise God for the perfection, wisdom, sureness, purity, truth, righteousness, and sweetness of His commandments.
  • Confession – Confess ways you have broken God’s law. Perhaps think of Christ’s new commandment, that we love one another, even as He loved us.
  • Thanksgiving – Thank God for providing a way to be justified in His sight apart from keeping the law.
  • Supplication – Ask God for help in loving His law. Ask Him to write His law on your heart.

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This post by Alex McNeilly

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from the New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

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