Let's take time for a spiritual inventory and ask three simple questions: What do you hate? Where are you hiding? In what do you hope? The best answers to those questions are found in verses 113 and 114.What do you hate? The psalmist hated vain thoughts. Vanity means that which is empty, false and temporary. Thoughts are important, because what you think is what you become."I hate the double-minded, but I love Your law. You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word."Thinking leads to doing, and doing leads to being. Sow a thought and you reap an action. Sow an action and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. If we love God's Law, we will hate the things that are contrary to His will."As he thinks in his heart, so is he" (Prov. 23:7).
Where are you hiding?Are you hiding in the Lord? Is He your Shield? Christians have enemies who want to rob us of the blessing of God. Maybe you are hurting today. Run and hide in Jesus Christ."You are my hiding place and my shield.Ē
In what do you hope?If your hope is anywhere other than in God, your future is hopeless. But if you are hoping in the Word of God, the future is secure, because God is preparing the way for you. What a glory it is to be able to hope in the Word of God."I hope in Your word."
Spiritual inventories force you to see if you are aligning with God's will and Word. Today, ponder the three questions found in these verses. Stay aligned to God's Word.