#367 Ready to Turn My Life Around for God Psalm 19.7-14
I was defensive in response to some criticism and I needed His Help! He gave me Psalm 19.
These verses really help me deal with criticism from others with a more positive and grateful attitude.
Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect [8549, from 8552; entire, literally, fig, morally; also as noun integrity, truth Converting [7725 to turn back, hence away] the soul
I am willing for the Truth and big picture integrity of God to turn my life around!
The testimony of the LORD is sure [539: firm, faithful, to be morally true and certain] making wise the simple [6612: silly, seducible]
I realize that I can be deluded by my perceptions that I think are so right and that I need the guidance of God’s Word.
Psalm 19:8 the statutes of the LORD are right [3477 straight] rejoicing [8055 to brighten up, make gleesome] the heart
I will be ready to see the joy in God’s righteous standards
The commandment of the LORD is pure [1249, fm 1305: to clarify, that is brighten, examine, select; 1249 beloved, also pure, empty]
enlightening the eyes [215 to be or make luminous]
I will be ready to SEE things differently, in the LIGHT of His Truth
The fear of the LORD is clean [2891 pure[, enduring [5975 to stand] forever
Reverence for the LORD is pure and that reverence is forever appropriate;
I stand always for reverence and awe for who the LORD is in every circumstance.
The judgments [4941 verdict, sentence] of the LORD are true [571 from 539: stability, fig certainty, truth, trustworthiness] and righteous altogether 3162, fm 3161 proper a unit, that is unitedly]
I see the decisions of the LORD as true, stable and trustworthy; unitedly righteous: consistent and faithful when seen in context and in eternity.
Psalm 19:12 Who can understand [separate mentally or distinguish] his errors?
Cleanse [5352 to be or make clean, in an adverse sense to be bare, extirpated, ie root out and completely destroy]
from secret [hidden] faults.
I cannot always distinguish between my natural and spiritual thinking: I need Your help!
So do what You must to give me that help.
****That means I will accept and be open to see whatever is accurate from criticism and come to gratitude for the criticism.
Psalm 19:13 Keep back [2820 to restrain] thy servant from presumptuous [2086 arrogant] sins;
Let them not have dominion over me;
Then shall I be upright [8552 to complete]
and I shall be innocent  from the great [7227 abundant] transgression [7588 revolt].
O LORD I do not want to be involved in abundant revolt against You!
So show me what I need to see, regardless of the cost to me.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable [7522 from 7521: delight] in thy sight, O LORD, my strength [6697, a cliff, rock boulder, fig a refuge] and my redeemer [1350 to be next of kin; to buy back]
O Lord, my strong refuge, the One who has bought me through Christ—freeing me from sin,
May what I speak quietly to myself and what I ponder be a delight to You.