Vs. 40 — Behold, I long for Your precepts; revive me in Your righteousness.

Charles H. Spurgeon:

He who really longs after divine truth, mourns that he does not long more. When the heart has no love, the mind has no light, and can only judge the precepts erroneously. “The pure in heart” see better with the mind than can the impure. “Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness.” Love so enlarges discernment that he who really loves often finds that his judgment of the blessedness of truth has outstripped even his longing for it. Hence it is the quick who cry, “Quicken me;” it is those who have living desires who pray for yet more life in the way of righteousness. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 214). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)

Prayer:

Father, behold, I long for Your precepts; revive me in Your righteousness. You, O’ Father, draw me to know You. Thy Spirit stirs my heart to ask, seek, and knock for a closer, more intimate walk with You. Thank You for doing this work of grace in me. Thank You for this desire, it is purely divine.  I am too selfish, among other things, to create such a longing for the holy. Continue, I plead, to revive and stir this child to walk in Your ways and to delight in Your presence. Amen.

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