What is the secret of living a holy life? Consider what the psalmist tells us in today’s passage from Psalm 40.
Blessed the man who makes the LORD his trust;
who turns not to idolatry
or to those who stray after falsehood.
Sacrifice or oblation you wished not,
but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Burnt offerings or sin-offerings you sought not;
then said I, “Behold I come.”
“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me.
To do your will, O my God, is my delight,
and your law is within my heart!”
I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.
It’s all about having trust that the Lord will lead you in right ways. How do we do that? We keep our ears open to obedience. Sometimes we have a problem with obedience because our will interferes with our honest submission to God.
Remember, God will never set you on the wrong path.