According to Your Word
73 Your hands have made me and fashioned me: Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments
74 Those who fear You will be glad when they see me, Because I have hoped in your word.
75 I know, O LORD, that Your judgments are right, And that in faithfulness You have afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray, Your merciful kindness be for my comfort, According to Your word to your servant.
77 Let, Your tender mercies comes to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight
78 Let the proud be ashamed, For they treated me wrongfully with falsehood; But I will meditate on Your Precepts.
79 Let those who fear You turn to me, Those who know Your testimonies.
80 Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statues, That I may not be ashamed.
Although David understands that God has made his bodily Frame, he nevertheless asks the lord to perfect his spiritual understanding.
When we see this transformation, both physically, but more so spiritually we will rejoice at the marvelous transformation that God has brought within the psalmist, but also all those that seek this same spiritual transformation. This will radiate hope and joy to others.
God’s laws are in perfect conformity with the standard of righteousness that God Himself has ordained. God is faithful, just and true and overrules affliction for purposes of mercy (see Lamentations 3:33). He never will ask us to endure more than we can bear.
Therefore we can take comfort, live in confidence and be proud of the heritage that God has given us in His perfect law, which reflects His perfect character.
To the Psalmist and for us, God wants us to be complete and blameless. For a blameless heart is more important than the high esteem of friends. Completeness of experience comes through a union with Christ who supplies enabling power for obedience (Romans 8:1-4). Only those whose hearts are purified from defilement will be able to stand in the trials to come. Mere outward profession will be of no avail without the inward possession of the Spirit of Christ.
Let us then, according to Your Word, surrender our hearts, minds and bodies to Christ allowing him to mold us and shape us into His likeness. May this then bring hope to others that they to can experience the matchless Love of the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, who gave up all He had for us, that we might be reconciled to us.