33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees,
that I may follow it to the end.
34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law
and obey it with all my heart.
35 Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word.
38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,
so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace I dread,
for your laws are good.
40 How I long for your precepts!
In your righteousness preserve my life.
I continue to be amazed at these little headings I’ve always ignored before. They don’t speak my language but it’s becoming apparent to me that they speak God’s language and therefore there’s something to consider beginning with “He.”
“He” is God/Jesus/Spirit in my mind. “He” is the window, the clear divider, allowing us to look inside and outside ourselves just as the Psalmist did.
The Psalmist could clearly see a holier place as he looked through that window from the inside out. God was offering teaching, understanding, obedience, direction and delight. Those were the things he wanted to focus on.
Looking inside the window to himself from that holier place, the Psalmist could see focus was more than just his wanting. He saw his need was to depend on God to fulfill his promises to turn his heart and eyes to the statutes and laws that would preserve his life.