Throughout Scripture, we encounter a holy God who is perfectly just and merciful. He is sovereign, abundantly gracious, and wholly perfect. The only response to Him is holy fear and humble adoration. The psalmist recognizes that in light of the holiness of God, his only hope for salvation must come through the unfailing love and mercies of God.
Sandwiched in the middle of this stanza is verse 45, “I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.” Salvation leads to a new heart and a new way of living. As the Spirit of God works in us to sanctify us, and gives us the desire and the discipline to love the things of God and to obey His Word, we begin to walk in freedom.
No longer are we a slave to sin, fear, or darkness. Instead we can walk in the wide spaces, as some translations render verse 45. Our hope is in Jesus and we cling to His Word and His way. In our obedience, we do not find bondage, but freedom. Have you experienced this freedom in your life? Has the grace and mercy of God resulted in freedom from sin and shame? If not, dig into God’s Word and allow His truth to set you free.
You are a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). You are a beloved child of the King (Galatians 3:26). You are of great worth (Isaiah 43:4). God has a beautiful and redemptive purpose for your life (Ephesians, 2:10, Jeremiah 29:11). Make a decision today to “put your hope in God’s law” and to “delight in His commands”. Rest in His unfailing love and enjoy the freedom that you find there.
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