In our women's Bible study we are being encouraged to seek God with our whole heart;
to learn to know Him through and through
so that we will be protected from the deception of the evil one
who is on the prowl to sabotage God's work in us.
Only through knowing His Word can we equip ourselves to live a godly life.
The following passage written by David expresses my heart's desire.
Psalm 119 : 1-11
Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
Who walk in the law of the LORD
Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart!
They also do not sin;
They walk in His ways;
You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently.
Oh that my ways were directed to keep Your statues:
Then I would not be ashamed,
when I look into all Your commandments.
I will praise You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Your righteous judgments,
I will keep Your statures;
Oh, Do not forsake me utterly!
How can a Young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your Word.
With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh let me not wander from Your commandments!
Your Word I have hidden in my heart,
That I might not sin against You.
Blessed are You, O LORD!
Teach me Your statutes.
With my lips I have declared all the judgments of Your mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.
I will delight myself in Your statues;
I will not forget Your word.
Will you make this your desire as well?