You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
Psalms 119:4-5 ESV
People tend to be negative towards the Law of God. They see it as unattainable at best, constraining at worst. But David in Psalm 119 writes a “love song” to God’s Law!
God has commanded His precepts to be kept diligently. We might not attain to God’s precepts, but that doesn’t mean to say we shouldn’t try. If we can’t keep God’s Law, the problem is with us, not God’s Law!
God’s Law in summary is to love Him and to love others. They’re the best things we can be doing. David recognised that and longed to fulfil that Law of love.
Instead of dismissing God’s Law as unachievable, we should uphold it as the standard to which we strive. Thankfully, where we fail, Christ has attained. Through faith in Him, we’re made righteous.
“Yahweh Most High, we acknowledge that Your Law is good, and we pray that You’d help us love as we ought. Thank You that where we fail, Christ is sufficient. In His saving name, amen”