Blessed are the undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the LORD.
Ps.128:1> Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in obedience to him.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
Deut.4:29> But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
Rom.7:16,17> And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.
1John 3:9> No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
Jer.31:33> “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Rom.7:22,23> For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.
2 Cor.3:5> Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Job 22:26> Surely then you will find delight in the Almighty and will lift up your face to God.
1 John 2:28> And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Prov.1:4,10> or giving prudence to those who are simple knowledge and discretion to the young — My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
2 Chr. 15:15> All Judah rejoiced about the oath because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Luke 2:19> But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
12 teach me thy statutes.
Ps.25:4> Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
Ps.1:2> but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.
Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
Deut.17:17> He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
Neh.13:26> Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.
Prov.7:26> Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng.
Hos.4:11> to prostitution; old wine and new wine take away their understanding.
Focus Points:Male worshipers had sex with female temple prostitutes, or priestesses, and young women wishing to bear children had sex with male priests. But God said their efforts to increase fertility would not succeed.
Prayer for the people:
Psalms 28:9>Save thy people, and bless thine inheritance: feed them also, and lift them up for ever.
Prov.28:5-6> Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
Ref: John 7:17,18 – If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
Focus Points: Those who attempt to know God’s will and do it will know intuitively that Jesus was telling the truth about himself. Have you ever listened to religious speakers and wondered if they were telling the truth? Test them (1) their words should agree with, not contradict, the Bible; (2) their words should point to God and his will, not to themselves.