ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Religion and Philosophy»
  • Christianity, the Bible & Jesus

Online Bible Verses - Psalm 119:7 - I will praise you with an upright heart

Updated on July 18, 2012

“I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.”

Psalm 119:7

A verse filled with good intent.

My brother said to me some years back, when evaluating a person, uncover their motive. Always look there as you first observe behavior of an unknown quantity. You will soon know what and who you are dealing with.

An example, which took place several years ago. A friend was traveling on business with a superior for the first time, who had made reservations in advance for both. When they got to the hotel, my buddy gave the host his hotel points card, so he could accumulate points based on the stay there. The host informed him that his boss already had the points credited to his own card. Not a crime against humanity perhaps, but it revealed tendencies toward character. Could have been a fluke, but turned out to be an accurate predictor of future behavior. Keep your guard up.

God does not have to guess, as He knows our heart inside and out; and given our innate tendency to oppose Him, He knows full well we will do so at times. There is also, however, a desire to obey and please. Not an ability to come through 100% of the time, but a genuine intent to walk with Him, to go where He pulls but will not force us. This is the condition of an upright heart. I got up today feeling kind of that way, conscious of the fact I have lately been letting my thoughts wander off into territory He would not have them go. So my commitment was to let Him fill me up with thoughts about obeying His statutes and focusing on Him. Worked out pretty well. A good day, one He gave to me. So easy in concept to put Him up front, but not always in practice. It starts with an upright heart, the one He gave me. Whatever victory may await along these lines, I know He should get the credit.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • lucabrasi profile image
      Author

      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      thanks Carrie.

    • carriethomson profile image

      carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      beautiful thoughts of bible which are so refreshing for mind, body and soul.....it is full of good thoughts and pure learning.......even the whole concept is so pure ..............while reading it gives the feeling of thoughts which are to enhance mental ability to deal with the worst situation.....thanks for sharing............

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)