I have heard the statement ‘walk in obedience‘ several times and not until I began to read Psalms 119, did I grasp the magnitude of those words.
I have read the first four sections so far and here we see a willingness to submit to the law of God by discipline that he helps us keep.
Here is something I read from Let me be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot: “For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and the reproofs of discipline are the way of life.”
Imagine a river flowing through a path that is walled in, it moves with a rush of concentrated strength in the direction set. Now imagine if the walls were not there, for how long would the river run wild before getting to a flat area and growing weak? I imagine not very long. That is how we are, with and without the law of God as a lamp unto our paths.
Question is, are we bold enough to run in the path of God’s commands knowing He has set our hearts free?
‘Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your law. I am but a foreigner here on earth; I need the guidance of your commands. Don’t hide them from me! I am overwhelmed continually with a desire for your laws.’ (Psalms 119: 18-20).