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Incline My Heart to Your Testimonies

October 26, 2019


Incline My Heart to Your Testimonies

We people get so easily distracted  by all that is going on in this world  —  whether it be by stuff in the media,  by our efforts to get the stuff ( the riches ) of this world,  or by gaining a sense of authority over others.     In the maze of this world  and our worldly desires,  it is easy  to lose sight  of what is really important in life.

In thinking about all these things,  a psalmist realized how very vital  it is to keep one’s head on straight.     It’s dangerous to let ourselves be led around by the things in this world.     And, it is ever so important to realize all the truths  of what is really important  in this world.

All the waywardness,  riches,  and authorities in this world  are nothing  in heaven.     They are meaningless and we can’t take any  of this worldly stuff with us  when we die.     Realizing our precarious situation  in this world,  the psalmist humbly wrote  in Psalm 119:33-40,

Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes,
And I shall keep it to the end.

Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law;
Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.

Make me walk in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.

Incline my heart to Your testimonies,
And not to covetousness.

Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things,
And revive me in Your way.

Establish Your word to Your servant,
Who is devoted to fearing You.

Turn away my reproach which I dread,
For Your judgments are good.

Behold, I long for Your precepts;
Revive me in Your righteousness.  


We need to think on this prayer  and seriously apply it  to our thinking and real needs  in this world.     Safe in heaven some day,  we will be ever so glad  to have had a rightful understanding  of what is truly best for us.

Trusting in God’s wisdom  in caring for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD, thank You for Your eternal word  that leads us  to eternal life.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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