“The only adequate human response is the ‘whole heart’…”

prayingpsalmsFrom Eugene H. Peterson’s Praying With the Psalms:

Happy are those who keep his decrees, who seek him with their whole heart. ~ Psalm 119:2

The law of God is not regulations to keep us religious, and it is not rules to keep us moral. It is “the whole counsel of God,” which creates, preserves, and redeems. The only adequate human response is the “whole heart” — a total revelation requires a total response.

PRAYER: Father, you have anticipated everything that I need and have given me wise words of command, instruction, and comfort to surround every circumstance. As I listen and believe, accomplish your will in me for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

One thought on ““The only adequate human response is the ‘whole heart’…”

  1. This prayer is a blessing. Thanks for sharing it. i haven’t read this one – but I love “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” which is Pastor Peterson’s book on the Ascent Psalms.
    Again, thank you.
    Grace, Peace, and Joy,
    Jojo

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