Psalm 119:26-28 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes. Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works. My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
All this year we have been talking about growing in Christ. Are you aware of what is happening in you? Do you perceive the change? Do you understand how this change came about? Here in these verses is a plea for understanding the way of His precepts.
This is more than just gaining a list of commandments and statues which we label as laws. It is an understanding of how it works.
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Which statutes require obedience on our part to exact cause and effect which are contained within the command? Which precepts require no action on our part to be accomplished? It is that finite difference between obedience of faith and grace received merely because we are children of God.
Which are results of faith unto good works and which are gracious good pleasures of our loving God? If we do not have understanding we will end up working for grace or waiting on faith to do something without us. Both are error.
If you do not have understanding, you are in need of discipleship. Making disciples is so much more that preaching the gospel to the lost. Once saved, you have to gain an understanding of how these changes occur in you and why. That is understanding the “way” of precepts.
Is anyone disciplining you?