Psalm 118

By turning everything to their good, God cooperates with those who love him, with all those that he has called according to his purpose [1].   Our trust that the providence of God will ensure that everything will work out well in the end is linked to our deep desire to love God.   Let your love come to me and I shall live [2]. Our hope that all will turn out for the good is part of our devotion to God.  He has loved us: we long to love him back. He has created us and...
Train me to observe your law, to keep it with my heart.[1] God teaches us to obey his commands and to do so with our heart.  We are to be law-abiding not reluctantly but with a love of the law. We also love the law-giver who schools our heart to make us observant of the letter and the spirit of his law.  Speak, Lord your servant is listening: you have the message of eternal life [2].   Our creator is communicating with us and showing us how to conduct ourselves. We are...