Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes! [H2706 – choq]
This verse shows the very core of David’s heart. Although he was imperfect, his main desire . . . his heart’s cry – was to keep Yah’s statutes.
In this verse, the Hebrew word for “statutes” is “choq.”
When you look into your concordance and Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon, you find that “choq” refers to something established as a limitation, or an appointed time.
Unlike the modern day church goer’s heart, which is consumed with perceived “freedom” in the form of vision, destiny and success, the heart of David longed to know where his limitations were.
You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
Wow! That concept flies in the face of our idea of “encouragement,” doesn’t it?
Who out there would consider the Father’s limitations to be wonderful knowledge?
That was the heart of David. That was the reason why Yah called him, “a man after my own heart.”
But that’s also why Yah made him king.
In the last days, the Father will give us the heart of David, that finds true freedom in subjection to the commands of the Most High. Even now, we are seeing this happen.
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
We can see from the passage above that it is His Spirit that causes us to walk in obedience to (and within the limitations of) His statutes.
What does that tell you about those who refuse His statutes (limitations)? What spirit is driving them?
What about you? As you read this, do you find yourself in a state of longing or revulsion?
In anticipation, the heart of David would say, “Let it be so in our day, Father.”
- Choq [H2706] – something established as a limitation or an appointed time (Source)