‘I will walk at liberty and at ease…’ Psalm 119:45 AMP

In life, ‘it’s always something’. When you solve one problem, another is waiting to take its place. Jesus said, ‘These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.’ (John 16:33 NKJV) Notice two things Jesus said. First, ‘In Me you may have peace’; secondly, ‘In the world you will have [trouble].’ If you want God’s peace then you must listen to, and obey ‘these things I have spoken to you.’

The Psalmist wrote, ‘I will keep Your law continually…[hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it]. And I will walk at liberty and at ease, for I have sought and inquired for [and desperately required] Your precepts.’ (Psalm 119:44–45 AMP) Two words in this Scripture are worth a closer look. The first is ‘inquired’ which implies seeking to find the truth. The second is ‘required’ which implies walking according to its principles every day. Only as you do these two things will you be able to ‘walk at liberty and at ease.’ Your life will not be frustrating, you’ll have joy in spite of the circumstances, and consulting [asking] God will be the first thing you do, not the last. So if you’ve lost your peace of mind today, ask yourself, ‘Am I walking according to God’s Word?’ Obedience brings rest: ‘For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest…’ (Hebrews 4:3 AMP) As soon as you start obeying God’s Word you will be ‘at ease’. And that is how God wants you to live today.

SoulFood: Titus 1–3, Mark 10:1–12, Ps 88:1–9a, Pro 11:24–26

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