Order my Steps

order my stepsPsa 119:133  Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

The Psalmist says: order my steps in thy word; here, King David speaks a language that is militarish in tone, he doesn’t use mild or affectionate words, but the word most esteemed in the vocabulary of the armed forces: Order.

Consider the irony of a King becoming a soldier in the presence of the King of Kings. If a Mighty king shows the humility and courage to  become a solider, then how much more are we to follow in the steps of David.

Order my steps, for the book of samuel says obedience is better than sacrifice.

Order my step: what I need to do, what I need to say, where I need to be, what I need to eat. Order O Lord…order my steps. But there is something that preceedes the order from God, our knowledge of the word. For David says: order my steps in thy word. We can never know for sure if the order is from God untill we are sure of the word.

The word: read it, meditate it and devour it until it is written on our hearts with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond, never to be erased. Read it loud, read it slow. Sing it, talk it, love it, and most importantly, absorb it. The word has power, and slowly but surely you will be transformed.

The word is what will set us free, read it , understand it, and know it to take orders from it, iniquity, then, will have no dominion over us.

The Kingdom, January 18, 2013.

 

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