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At His Command

Today’s Verse:

Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress. ~Psalm 71:3

If you are a dog lover, you understand the importance of teaching your dog commands. Dogs must learn the voice of their master and to obey what they are told. Obedience school for a dog is a good way of ingraining this, but in the end, it is constant training with the dog that results in complete obedience. Our sinful nature tends to resist and buck commands. We tend to think of God’s commands as being cumbersome rules that do not give us liberty to do what we want. In reality, God’s commands are for our benefit. David said, “Thou hast given commands to save me.” Let us take a moment to consider the commands of God.

There is the character of God’s commandments.

“The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes,” Ps. 19:8b. All of God’s commandments are holy and pure. There is nothing evil or wicked about God’s commandments. His commandments help us to discern between good and evil; light and darkness. Without God’s commandments, our world would be filled with rampant chaos and wickedness running