Prompt: Read Psalm 119. Which verse speaks to you the most and why?
“Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.” Psalm 119:68 KJB
Every sin originates in the mistaken notion of a deficient God. In sin, the soul succumbs to a serpent’s suggestions that perhaps God does not deserve our trust because He isn’t really good. Like Eve in the garden, we reach for the phantom pleasures of forbidden fruit.
By why should we abstain? Why should we value God’s law as much as the writer of Psalm 119? Why should we live in the way that God has directed? Psalm 119:68 answers our questions by countering the serpent’s lies. It tells us that because our lawgiver is good, we can bet a million dollars that His law is good too. Because we can trust in His goodness, we should love His statutes. And because we know we are not good, we must beg Him to teach them to us.