Who walk in the law of the Lord.
2 How blessed are those who observe His testimonies,
Who seek Him with all their heart.
3 They also do no unrighteousness;
They walk in His ways.
4 You have ordained Your precepts,
That we should keep them diligently.
5 Oh that my ways may be established
To keep Your statutes!
6 Then I shall not be ashamed
When I look upon all Your commandments.
7 I shall give thanks to You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Your righteous judgments.
8 I shall keep Your statutes;
Do not forsake me utterly!"
Walking in the Lord, the way of blamelessness before God causes God's blessing to rest on us. Blameless walking is righteous living, keeping the commandments of God by the grace He supplies. It is a walk of integrity-"they DO NO unrighteousness, they walk in His ways." By his grace in His life WE are to keep them. This implies effort. Grace is the free gift of God given to those who are born again. We can do nothing to earn it or obtain it. But with grace comes power to DO works-works that reflect and glorify God, advancing HIS kingdom, serving HIS purposes. We are to keep them diligently. Diligence requires longevity and effort on our part. It is our choice!
David, the one who knew God's heart perhaps better than any other human being prayed "Oh that my ways may be established to keep Thy statutes." David had no shame for the law had produced righteousness in his heart. Yes, that's right-the law! That same law that so many minimalize and disregard as no longer important.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.
Yes, it's the law that is perfect, sure, right, pure, to be feared because it is true! We must study and know ALL the Word, including the law. The law defines sin and points to the Savior. It's where David got the spiritual knowledge that made him the spiritual man that he was. Would it do any less for us if we approach it correctly, with reverence and spiritual desire? It is the inspiration for the longest chapter in scripture. It was the love of David's heart. It truly is more desirable than gold!