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Written in Our Hearts
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Psalm 40:8 tells us, “I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.”

As followers of Christ we look to His example for how to live our lives. Christ was a commandment keeper, thus as men and women seeking God’s will for our own lives, we too, should write His law within our hearts. (Hebrews 8:10).

We have all fallen short of the glory of God and understand that we are sinners. How merciful our loving Savior is that despite all of our weakness, He offers His own strength that we might be strong. Being a faithful Christian is not about being who the world would have you to be. It is about being the person God would have you to be. It is about seeking out His perfect will everyday. 

Beautiful Assurance

The Bible tells us that “the law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.” (Psalm 19:7). Isn’t that what we all want? A conversion of the soul? For our lives to be holy and pure and righteous? If we do our best to follow His commandments, we can trust that God is faithful to keep His promise when He says, “I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,” (Isaiah 58:14). Isn’t that a beautiful assurance?

Keeping God’s commandments is a heart issue – no one can justify their salvation by works. God knows a sincere heart when He sees one. It is not always easy to do the right thing. Christ never said it would be easy. We can be certain that Christ will give us the courage, the strength and the wisdom we need if we only keep our eyes on Him. Let’s listen to Jesus as He whispers, “If you love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15).

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