S3: Pslam 119 Devotional Series: Cultivating a Godly Appetite

Dear Woman of God,

The Psalmist cries out to the Lord, “Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your precepts diligently‘ (Pslam 119:5). He desired to be lead and instructed by the Lord in order that he may keep the Lord’s precepts. As we move on to Pslam 119:6-8, we see how the Spirit works when we cultivate an appetite for God’s Word.

As we cultivate an appetite for the word of God and feed upon it, we give the Spirit something to work with in our hearts, and He enables us to walk in God’s paths. If we feel ashamed when we read the Word, then we have to stop and find why and then confess it to the Lord. If we are ashamed because of our disobedience, then we cannot witness to others and we will be ashamed of our hope. Better to be ashamed now and confess it than when we meet the Lord (1 John 2:28).

Warren W. Wiersbe

We must also realize that it is the entire word of God that we must consume in order to cultivate a spiritual appetite. We cannot just pick and choose which part of the Word of we would like to consume. IT IS ALL OR NOTHING! “When I look into all Your commandments. I will praise You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgements” (v6b-7). It is the feeding on the entirety of God’s Word that makes our Spirit sensitive to the voice of God and aids us in keeping His commandments (His Word).

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