Psalm 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
Life is a journey. Oftentimes, people spend far too much time and strength traveling in the wrong direction. To some degree, this is the psalmist’s testimony. In Psalm 119:59, he says, “I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.” At some point, the psalmist examined his “ways.” In doing so, he found that he was heading in a direction contrary to the will of God. Upon his consideration, he determined to turn his feet unto the Lord’s testimonies. Had he never taken the time to think upon his ways, he would never have repented and turned in the right direction. This truth is confirmed in Lamentations 3:40 where the Bible says, “Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.” The Bible frequently warns man not to be deceived.
∙ (For children): The Bible says the prodigal son “came to himself.” That means he thought about what he had chosen to do and where it had led him. He did the right thing by returning to his father who stood ready to receive him (Luke 15:17-20).
∙ (For everyone): When is the last time you paused to consider your ways? Did you find your feet had strayed from the testimonies of the Lord? Did you turn your feet to follow Him?
∙ How can believers use the Bible in order to think upon their ways? How often should believers be willing to do self-examination?
∙ Ask the Lord to help you examine your ways.
∙ Ask the Lord to guide you to walk in His testimonies.