Happy Monday, perhaps the most dreaded of days for those who work a regular work week. For pastors, Monday is normally a relaxing day. I pray all of you are well and had a great day in God's house yesterday. Today we are going to look at:
Psalm 119:7 (NASB1995)
I will praise you with an upright heart, as I learn your righteous laws.
We are not 100% sure who wrote Psalm 119, most scholar's believe it to be one of 3 people: David, Ezra, or Daniel. I do not know enough about the Psalm to draw my own conclusion, although I tend to lean toward David as the author. In this verse, the Psalmist makes clear that he(more than likely) seeks to learn the righteous law of the Lord, and stresses the importance of doing so with a pure, clean heart-free of sin and iniquity.
As fallen man, it is impossible for us to ascribe to ourselves righteousness. There is nothing in this world that is righteous-the closest possible thing would be a new born baby-but even then, as precious as the baby is, they are not righteous. The only thing in this universe that is righteous is the Lord-everything thing God does is righteous, including His law.
In our own lives, we should always have the desire to learn more about the Lord and His righteous law. This is why we can declare that Jesus is the only way to heaven-because He is the only source of righteousness.