Created to Know Him (Psalm 119:73 – 80)

73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me;
Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.
74 Those who fear You will be glad when they see me,
Because I have hoped in Your word.
75 I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right,
And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort,
According to Your word to Your servant.
77 Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live;
For Your law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed,
For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood;
But I will meditate on Your precepts.
79 Let those who fear You turn to me,
Those who know Your testimonies.
80 Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes,
That I may not be ashamed.

The very first verse sets the tone for this stanza.  The writer was created to understand and learn the commandments of God, His self-revelation.  As he learns them, he understands and knows God deeply, and will be a blessing to all those around him.  His knowledge will shame the proud, turn those who fear God to the writer, and make the writer blameless before God.  In our desire to find meaning in life or find success, we often leave out the most important factor, the knowledge of God.  The knowledge of Him is the foundation of all other knowledge.  One cannot truly succeed or find meaning without the truth of Who God is.  Seek Him.  Seek the one Who created you, Who called you to a special purpose.  Fulfill His mission for your life.  You were created to know Him!

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