“I will keep your teachings always, for all time and forever” [Psalm 119.44 NASB]
After the positive answers to his three requests, David, of his own will makes a commitment to God, which will commence in time and conclude in eternity. Why? He has received God’s love, salvation and wisdom. Now, he is continually ministering God’s truth to everyone.
This is, in a nutshell, a picture of our lives. The Lord, founded upon His own wisdom, love and sacrificial death, has specifically handpicked you to be His child.
Such was the dramatic and startling effect of our conversion - that from a heart of love and a liberated life we often say, with great joy in our hearts, "I will keep your teachings always, for all time and forever."
Why, as so often happens, after such a life-changing divine encounter, do we with the passing of time, start to waver in our commitment?
We come face to face, as every saint has to, with the enemy’s hatred, hostility, threats and his fear, which if given into, will cripple and severely restrict us and this indulgence has held many of us back from progressing any further.
Has this happened to you? David decided not to let it affect him. Rather, he resolved to lay aside the words of man and replace tangible fear with the word of God. This is, without question, a good pattern for us to follow. [David McArdle]