Committed to God and His Word
The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong. They have made God’s law their own, so they will never slip from his path... Put your hope in the Lord. Travel steadily along his path. Psalm 37:30-31, 34
There is no substitute in spiritual growth than to be in the Word. As the Psalmist declared, a growing believer “made God’s law their own, so they will never slip from his path.” It pays off to have daily devotion for when the opportunity to provide wise counsel comes a maturing believer will be ready. This is also rewarding for it strengthens prayer life. It will also provide knowledge that will be valuable when called upon to share personal testimony. This will also enhance and solidify dependence in God. Keeping His ways strengthens hope and confidence in the Lord. Though there will be times of uncertainties, a growing believer will not easily be distracted for he will “travel steadily along his path.” Though bad things happen to good people but there is an assurance that they are not forsaken by God. “Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned” (Psalm 37:25). Instead of fretting over the injustice in the life of a believer, the admonition is to trust in God, for the way of the wicked will perish. “For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction” (Psalm 1:6). God's Word is filled with encouragements coming from His truth so they can be embedded in our hearts. As King Solomon said referring to God urging believers; “Take my words to heart. Follow my commands, and you will live” (Proverbs 4:4). Lay hold of God’s Word by not just meditating upon it but by having it memorized. Turn to a passage that had spoken to you and commit that passage to memory. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11).