June 4, 2018

An Open Ear

Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
Then I said, “Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
—Psalm 40:6-8
Faithfulness is measured more in my willingness to listen and to change than in my thoughtless adherence to ritual. And God's law is less a book than it is integrity of heart.

Here I am, Lord. Open my ear and write your law on my heart, that I may both hear and remember your Word, even Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.