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Eye on Integrity-The Statutes of God

August 15th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Eye on Integrity is based on Psalm 119, verses 36 and 37.

“Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”

In the Bible, a statute is a law or decree made by God. The writer of Psalm 119 understood that if his heart was focused on obeying God’s Word, he would not be motivated by selfish gain.

Walking in the ways of God’s statutes will not feel confining to us if love for God is at the heart of our motivation. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands.” Those commands will direct us on a path of Biblical integrity. They will lead us to a place of freedom where our relationships with God and with people will have opportunity to thrive. Prayer for a willing heart is a good starting place for following God’s statutes.

Walking in the statutes of God is a virtue to embrace for our lives in the Year of Integrity.

John Shirk