1 Kings 8:58a - Walking In His Ways
May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in all his ways. 1 Ki 8:58a (NIV)
The closer a man draws to the Lord, the more fully he forsakes the sinful
things of earth, and the more ready he is to do all that God requires. The
Spirit of God leads men to obey and inclines them to keep the commands of
the law, but it does not do this against man's will. When men are willing to
obey they become inclined to obey. The closer a man draws to the Lord, the
more fully do God's thoughts become his thoughts, and God's ways his ways.
It is obedience that brings us to the streambed from which His grace
overflows. [Victor Bible Reader's Companion]
Our hearts are naturally averse to our duty, and apt to decline from God; it
is his grace that inclines them, grace that must be obtained by prayer.
(Matthew Henry's Commentary)