49 Remember your word to your servant; you have given me hope through it. 50 This is my comfort in my affliction: Your promise has given me life. 51 The arrogant constantly ridicule me, but I do not turn away from your instruction. 52 LORD, I remember your judgments from long ago and find comfort. 53 Rage seizes me because of the wicked who reject your instruction. 54 Your statutes are the theme of my song during my earthly life.
55 LORD, I remember your name in the night, and I obey your instruction. 56 This is my practice: I obey your precepts. Psalm 119:49-56 (CSB)
God’s Word is to be the melody played in your life.
What’s the theme song of your life? I am not talking about your favorite tune or playlist. I am talking about what tune is your life playing for others to hear? In today’s passage, the Psalmist states, “Your statutes are the theme of my song during my earthly life” (54). The writer is so in love with the Scriptures it is his source of joy. A joy that produces in his life, a glad song of constant praise.
No doubt, he shares this song with others. Others witness that, for him, God’s command does not chain his feet but sets them to dancing. Of course, the author’s life plays sour notes when he breaks God’s law. But he thrusts himself on God’s mercy and grace to get back in rhythm.
You can do this too! Christ gives us a heart that loves to obey. He provides us with a dance partner in the Holy Spirit. Yes, we will step on the toes of our partner. But that should never keep us from singing our song of grace. What melody are others hearing in your life? Hopefully, grace is your Lifesong.
Suggestion for Prayer
Thank God for the grace to joyously live life. Ask Him to help you dance and sing of His goodness. If you have misstepped in the dance of life. Ask for forgiveness and rejoin the dance.
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