In the movie Luther there is a dramatic scene when Luther is overcome with grief and agony over his sin and the devil’s power. His father confessor comes to him and directs him to pray this terribly simple prayer to Jesus: Save me. I am yours.
I had not noticed until this morning that the prayer was from Psalm 119: 94.
The full verse in the NIV is translated like this: Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
Maybe it is what I have been reading recently — both online and in book form — but reading Psalm 119 for my Scripture this morning brought home to me the ease with which my ears are tempted by calls to set aside the law and the teaching of God. It is so easy to talk yourself into the idea that God’s law is fluid and defined by the culture of the day. It is so easy to lift up verse against verse in the Bible and melt any sense that there is something hard and fast and unchanging at the base of it all. It is so easy end up double-minded and hating the law (contra. 119:113).
Psalm 119 ends with this: I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten you commands.
May God’s grace give me the faithfulness to be able to pray those words in truth.