Our memory verse for this week tells us that David sought to know His Lord's "lovingkindness" at the outset of the day, seeking walking wisdom as the fruit of the awareness of God's goodness.
"Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee" (Psalm 143:8).
The knowledge of our Heavenly Father's character, nature, and way provides the light that illuminates our path as He works to conform us to the spiritual and moral image of the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29). What should I do? In some manner, the answer lies in another question: "Who is the Lord Jesus?" "Beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, we are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (II Corinthians 3:18). The more we know the "Who?," the more the "What?" will readily be known by the signpost ahead that beckons, "This is the way. Walk ye in it" (Isaiah 30:21).
Life is relational, particularly regarding God and ourselves. "I lift up my soul unto Thee" declared the Psalmist regarding his role in hearing Divine lovingkindness and knowing the way "wherein I should walk." Knowing about our Lord provides the foundation for such communion. Knowing our Lord Himself, however, builds the walls wherein we live together in such personal fellowship that He continually fills and fulfills us with lovingkindness and subsequent wisdom. Thus, we prayerfully open our Bibles at the outset of our days, reading with a heart toward listening as the text of Scripture sounds and resounds with the voice of Scripture, namely, the Holy Spirit's personal illumination of the "Who?" that answers the "What?"
"For with Thee is the fountain of life. In Thy light shall we see light."
Weekly Memory Verse
Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee.