Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
Psalm 119:111 NIV
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We are all a product of the heritage of our family. We grow up hearing stories of parents and grandparents. We celebrate holidays, eat certain food, speak in a certain way, all because of our heritage. It really drives our thinking, our attitudes, and it forms our worldview. This is the point that King David was making when he writes, in Psalm 119:111, “Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.” David was raised in a home where God’s standards, God’s law, God’s Word was the foundation of everything. It drove him to be what he was, to lead as he did and think the way he did. Even when he strayed from God’s call to be perfect, he was driven to repentance because of his foundation on the word of God. This should be normal for all who belong to Him through faith in Jesus Christ. We have no other foundation than Jesus Christ and His word. They ought to be what forms our thoughts and drives us to be and do everything. In order for this to happen, we must read and study God’s Word. Then we are called to not just be hearers of the Word, but doers. Are God’s statutes your heritage forever?
These have been words from the heart.