176 Words Verse 36

Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.


Psalm 119:36


Is it to this that I am not only warned by my Lord but also to give commentary? Is it to the very affliction of my soul that I should now pen the words that will not only warn others, but convict my own self? And why should it not be? I have both lived the truth of it and suffered its malady, I know both its value and its cost!


Covetousness is that error that sinks the heart lower than expectation could wish. Its desire would incline higher than heart can tell; it inflates the mind, puts air into our sails, lifts us up as if on eagle’s wings, but its realization everyday deflates the spirit and sinks the soul.


But when the heart inclines itself to the Word of the Lord, then is it truly lifted up. A sure foundation found to give rest to the soul and contentment to the heart. We want for nothing, but to be fed with the pure bread from heaven and not the stale crumbs of the world.


Pr Edi Giudetti


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