Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Thought

“Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end.  Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.”  Psalm 119:33-34

The entire psalm is one that speaks praise of the Law, the Lord’s statutes and ordinances.  New Testament theology seems to focus on the “curse” of the law and what Christians don’t “have to” do rather than acknowledge the abundant blessings derived from total and unquestioned obedience to the Lord and His instruction.

I wonder if the psalmist cherry-picked which laws he deemed important enough to observe and which laws were just being “legalistic”?


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