There is a great deal that we understand; and the older we get, the more we understand the things around us. But that which above all we should understand, we by nature do not even want to hear about, much less understand.
Man must not only know but understand why he was created and what his calling is before God, who made him and continues to give him every heartbeat. Man must know and understand that he was created for the glory of God (Is. 43:21), and walk in love for Him so that, with all he comes in contact, he can praise and glorify God.
This explains the psalmist’s words in Psalm 119:129, 130, where we read: ‘Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding to the simple.” Truly he who understands his calling will say with the psalmist that God’s testimonies are wonderful. Satan led man to believe that they were bad for man. After man succumbed to that lie and fell into the darkness of sin, God’s words bring light when these words enter not simply the fleshly mind but into the soul. If they do that, we will be very understanding people.
Listen to how our Psalter versification states it:
Thy wondrous testimonies, Lord,
My soul will keep and greatly praise;
Thy word, by faithful lips proclaimed,
To simplest minds the truth conveys.
Never mind college and university degrees and praise of men. Strive to be a man or woman of spiritual under-standing, and go where by faithful lips God’s word is proclaimed. Live very close to the word of God. Then you will not only understand what your calling is, but also how desperately you are in need of Christ and His blood. Only in that way will you understand what He accomplished for you and what it is to which He will one day bring you.
How much of that word of God do you read every day? That will show how sincerely you too can call God’s law wonderful.
Read: Psalm 119:129-144
Psalter versification: 337:1
This devotional was written by Rev. Heys and published by the Reformed Book Outlet.