The Psalmist presents two aspects of praising God, “I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules. I will keep your statutes; do not utterly forsake me” (Psalms 119:7-8). One side deals with the external (the method of praising God through obedience), and this is what people see. However, the other side deals with the internal (the uprightness of our hearts), and this is what God sees. As said by a commentator, “he (the psalmist) did not want to offer God the image of praise or a moment of praise when the rest of his life was not upright”, this is the challenge to all of us as worshippers of God. Our wonderful assurance is that God sees us through Jesus’ life and sacrifice, and that is what truly matters.
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