Do You Want a Heart Set Free?

Psalm 119:32: “I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.”

An acquaintance of mine planned to leave for a year in Europe to be free from everything and everyone at home. She said she had saved her money for that trip and could hardly wait to leave.

When a friend of mine turned forty, she bought a convertible sports car. She said she felt free with the top down and the wind blowing through her blonde hair.

A man convinced his wife to sell their home and furniture and buy a houseboat. He wanted to be free of home and yard responsibilities and relax on the water.

A heart set free sounds fabulous. Who wouldn’t want that freedom? We may attempt different methods to be set free, but God shows us how in this Bible verse. It’s called obedience.

When the psalmist says, “I run in the path of your commands,” he shows an eagerness to obey God. Obedience is not his last resort, but his first plan of action.

Contrary to the belief of many, money, clothes, travel, and possessions or lack of them won’t set our heart free.

Following the latest fad won’t set our heart free either. Some consider suicide, but that is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Let’s get back to the basics. Our heavenly Father loves us and asks that we obey his commands for our own good. The psalmist learned that lesson.

We can decide to run our own way into financial chaos or some other trouble, or we can decide to run in the path of God’s commands. Our choice determines the resuls.

Dear God, help me run in the path of your commands. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to let God set your heart free?

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