Jesus Creed

We are fond of the word “repent” at times, and we learn that the Hebrew behind our “repent” is to turn (shuv). But that is not the word used in Psalm 119:36-37, but its central idea is present in these two verses: the “turning” of learning.
The turning of learning involves a positive and negative:
First, we are to “incline” our hearts toward God’s communicative intent in Scripture — to the very words of God in Scripture. To turn toward God involves turning away from selfish gain (36).
Second, we are to “turn our eyes away from worthless things” (37). This “turn” means to “pass over” (avar).
The turnings of learning is to say Yes to God and to say No to selfish gain and worthless things, to false glitter and vanity.

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