It Is Written…

bibleHow can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord; teach me your statutes! With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth. In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.

Psalm 119

It Is Written…

the holy bibleFor as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:10,11

More Jerry Bridges…

From The Transforming Power of the Gospel by Jerry Bridges:

Jesus came to do the will of the Father. He actively sought that will, and He delighted in doing it. If we are to be conformed more and more to the image of Christ, the will of God must become the primary object of our lives.

This means we should be seeking to know and understand the moral will of God as it is given to us in His Word. That is why Paul prayed that the Colossians, and by extension every succeeding generation of believers, “may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding” (Colossians 1:9). We should pray for this for ourselves and for those for whom we have a spiritual responsibility (such as parents for their children). Additionally, as Psalm 1:2 says, we should delight in the law of the Lord, where the word law stands for the moral will of God. To delight in the law of God means more than just to delight to think about it. It obviously includes that, but it also includes delight in doing it, just as Jesus did.