God Is Great. God is Good
Ronnie W. Wolfe
Did you ever
think, remember, or even know that one good reason to desire knowledge
of God's statutes (his word) is that God is good? If there were no other
reason in the entire world to know God's word, that is one; but there
are multitudes of reasons for knowing his word, though this reason may
very well be the best reason.
In elementary school we used to say
our dinner prayer by saying, "God is great. God is good. Let us thank
Him for our food." It is true that God is great, for we read in 2
Chronicles 2:5 And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods. We know that God is good, for we read in Psalms 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
Therefore, we desire to know his statutes (our text). We also desire to be taught his ways (or paths) as in Psalms 25:4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths, also good judgment (Psalm 119:66, 108).
Most important perhaps is his teaching us to do His will: Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Will we be taught by him the things that we need to know for dedication, faithfulness, and worship toward Him?