Psalm 119:2 - The Blessing and Joy of Seeking and Obeying God and His Word.
Psalm 119:2 (NIV) Blessed are they who keep
his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
Psalm 119:2 (NLT) Joyful are those who obey
his laws and search for him with all their
Knowing and obeying God's Word will bring
blessings to your life, some of which are given in the
following sections. But if God is to bless you, you
must sincerely seek the Lord and not just study
the Bible. It is not facts in the head but truth
in the heart that makes you grow in the Lord.
Review Psalm 1. [Chapter by Chapter Bible
Commentary by Warren Wiersbe]
Before I committed my life to Christ, I
thought that Christians lived the most boring lives
on earth. I saw Christianity as a list of
things that you could not do. My perception was
that Christians hung out with dull people and
spent their time praying and singing songs. In a
nutshell, I thought Christianity was no fun.
When a lot of people think about the way
of following Jesus Christ, the way of
obedience, they foresee misery and restrictions. Most
nonbelievers view the Christian life as one of gloom and,
worst of all, boredom.
However, after becoming a Christian, I
discovered the opposite was true. My priorities
changed. And I found that the holy way"the godly
way, the way of obedience"is in reality the
We see in Psalm 119, as well as in other
places in Scripture, that happiness is always
connected to holiness. And we also find that happiness
is not something that we should seek outright.
Pursuing happiness, in and of itself, generally is a
futile search. Rather, happiness is a result of
seeking something else.
Speaking about God, the psalmist wrote,
Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for
him with all their hearts (Psalm 119:2 NLT).
There are two ways that we can live our
lives: the right way and the wrong way. There are
two paths that we can take: the narrow road that
leads to life or the broad way that leads to
destruction (see Matthew 7:13-14). And there are two
foundations that we can build on: the solid rock or
sinking sand (see Matthew 7:24-27).
As a result, we will live either the holy
and happy way or the miserable and unholy way.
EVERYTHING WE NEED IN LIFE TO BE HAPPY, EVERYTHING WE
NEED TO BE FULFILLED, IS FOUND IN A RELATIONSHIP
WITH JESUS CHRIST. [Greg Laurie from Harvest
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY
Psalm 119:2 - The Blessing and Joy of
Seeking and Obeying God and His Word.
Psalm 1:1-3 - The Blessing of Gods Word.
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