“I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.”
We cannot truly praise the Lord until we have learned from His Word. We must have a teachable spirit within ourselves, listening to the Holy Spirit as He guides us through the Scripture. Along with being teachable, a prayerful attitude is necessary.
“Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”
As we prayerfully ask the Lord to teach and lead us, we will develop integrity, or uprightness of heart. We see this in the life of Solomon after he had finished building the temple.
1 Kings 9:3-5
“And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually. And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart, and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments: THEN I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.”
God wanted to bless Solomon, but He required some things of him beforehand, and He requires the same thing of us. Conditional blessings.
If we want the Lord to order our steps, we must learn His Word with uprightness of heart and praise Him accordingly.
Genesis 13-14 | John 7 | Proverbs 7
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