Reading: Psalm 119: 97-104
What voice is your guide? What voice directs your decisions and informs your choices? These are hard questions to answer honestly. These are questions whose answers might shift from time to time – or often. Oh to be like the psalmist in today’s passage and to only listen to God!
There are many voices that compete for our attention and our allegiance. Primary among them is our own voice. The voice of self is powerful. How will it affect me and what’s in it for me are two of the loudest voices of self that I wrestle with. Other voices out there do not help. Society’s voices tell us to ‘just do it’ and ‘watch out for #1’. We hear whispers from Satan that bring doubt and fear, jealousy and want, just to name a couple of the great Temper’s common lies.
In our Psalm we see the better choice. In God’s words we find that one voice that matters. In God’s Word we find the words that are not only ‘sweeter than honey’ but the words that lead to peace and contentment in this life and hope in the life to come. The psalmist writes of meditating on God’s ways ‘all day Long’s and that is what it takes to keep focused on God in our day and age. For us today it goes back to the famous slogan and bracelets: WWJD. If we lived with this question as our constant filter and guide, we would indeed be following Jesus and living as faithful disciples.
The voices are many. Ultimate truth is found in the Word of God. Read His Word. Study the Bible. Come to know the Lord our God and find life that is really true life, life lived as a follower of Jesus Christ.