Psalm 119:33-35 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.  Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.  Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight
There are two books that clearly speak about the everlasting power and divinity of God. It is the Nature and the Holy Bible. Natural man should come to the Word to know his creator. He do not receive and cannot obey God’s law by himself (Romans 8:7) until he is born of the Word (1 Peter 1:23, John 3:5).The manifested Word gives new life and on the written Word this new life should be built. What I mean is this Jesus Christ gives life and on the Word we should build our Christian life. We will never know the teaching of Christ without knowing Christ. God bless you with this message.
David is praying for the revelation of the Word and while he is doing that he is longing for it. Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Psalms 1 speaks about two kinds of people…One is God centered man and other one is self-centered man. What is the quality of God centered man? He has received the revelation about his life that’s why he run from the way of ungodly and delights and meditates in the Law of God. Revelation comes from God himself that’s why psalmist prays ‘Teach me, O Lord’. How much spiritual and victorious we are it doesn’t mean we should stop learning from the Lord. Mary sat at the feet of Jesus Christ. Jesus was serving her but Martha was serving Jesus. Both services are equally important but the best is to be served by Jesus. Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her (Luke 10:42). The times spend with Christ and His word will always prosper us in all areas of life.
Let us break down this verse to understand the life founded in the Word of God.
1. Teach me thy statues so that I shall keep it unto the END–
That shows the commitment. It’s very important to see how we approach the Word of God. Do we study to teach others and preach? Of course! We have to teach and preach the Word of God but that’s not the priority. The first and foremost thing the Word is given to apply and then supply! David says; teach me so that I shall keep it! He don’t say, teach me so that I can teach others. In Psalms 51:12-13 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me with Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted to you.David says, revive and restore me Lord, build me, empower me first then I will teach thy Way to the sinners and what happens to the life of sinners? They are converted! Word of God is not something that we should obey sometimes or only on certain days but all the days of our life. Remember, it is God’s word. Eternal and sealed forever. (Meaning of statues – engraved that never passes away)
2.Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law and I shall observe it with whole heart–This shows the Word of God is practiced –Mathew 7:24-25 “Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: “and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock”. Who is the wise man? Not the one who finished his house quickly but the one who dug deep and founded his house upon the rock. Who is the wise man? Not the one who just hears but also practice everything what he hears. Our hearing and reading of the Word should lead us to good works. David says, I shall observe your Law with whole heart. Jesus fulfilled the requirements of the Law on the cross but that doesn’t nullify the Law. It’s true that we are not under the law but under grace. Grace does not nullify the Law infact we could come to the grace because of the Law. Law breaks us but Grace mends and enables us. Paul says, it is a school master that leads us to the Savior. Then how can we practice the Law daily in our lives? The whole Law can be summoned into two Love your God and Love thy neighbor. We have to obey and we can observe this with whole heart through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of Christ Jesus.
3.Make me to go in the path of thy commandments, for therein do I delight–
This shows the Word of God is Experienced. 1 John 1:1 that which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. John says we have not only heard or seen Him but we have touched Him. I love this verse. Lord, take me through your truth and let me not just feel it but let it settle down in my spirit to experience it.That’s the spirit of this verse. Now that not only speaks about peace and joy because we all know Word of God brings peace and joy (Psalms 119:165) but do we know it brings rain, wind, floods and scorching heat? Mathew 13 and Mathew 7:24-25 teaches us this.2 Timothy 3:15-17 And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works Even in the scorching heat and the winds that hits our life we experience the warmth of God through His matchless Word…If your life is truly founded in the Word then you will understand what I am talking.
Jesus told about the wise and the foolish builder but how in the world you know who is wise and who is foolish because both of them made a similar house. The Day will declare it and even some of the circumstances of this present life. When the wind beats the wall and floods runs deep then we will know who was wise and who was not. One of the marks to test if our life is really founded on the Word is this…we will be Committed to the Word daily and to the end of our life, we will Practice it by trusting in the grace of our Master and Experiencing everything it brings to our life with thankfulness.