By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe
The psalmist has already sworn; he has already made a vow; he has already promised that he would keep the righteous judgment of God. Have you already sworn to that? Have you settled in your mind to always follow the word of God? Have you put your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior, God as your Father, and the Bible as your final authority for living and dying? If not, perhaps today you can do that. This settlement in your mind can be done today once and for all of your life. This is not a process but an act of dependence upon God's word and a commitment to follow his word daily. Few have done it, I think, in the context of our verse today.
His oath is that he will perform, literally "to arise up and do." Many people are lazy at heart and in their personal nature, but we must not be lazy in doing (performing) our sworn duty to make the word of God the guiding principle in our lives. We MUST turn to it daily, follow it tenaciously, and love it deeply. Remember 1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
No, not grievous, but honorable and beneficial are his laws. If we keep his commandments, we are his disciples indeed (John 8:31). We shall benefit from his reward of blessing in regard to our obedience to his word. We shall live in a good conscience (see Acts 23:1), good confidence (Philemon 1:21), and a good conversation (conduct) Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ:
May we all simply begin our day with the word of God, break from the day in the middle of it for a taste of the word of God, and end the day with the great consolation of the word of God. Thus, we shall defeat through him the wiles of the devil, and weariness of culture, and the waste of searching truth in the world rather than objectively, from without, where God dwells in the Spirit and speaks through his word.