In Psalm 119:29 the Psalmist prays: “graciously grant me Your Law.” It should be challenging to many of us that when he makes his request to God, he asks for His Law. When many of us ask God to “graciously grant me” something — if we were honest, we would admit that it is rarely the words “Your Law” which follows!
We might follow it by asking for a host of other things: that He might graciously grant us money, or a bigger house, or a new car, or a promotion, or that girl or guy we desire, or whatever. But what he wanted graciously granted to him was God’s word. In fact, the one who truly has a heart for God and His word, would gladly sacrifice some of those “other” things — money, comfort, desires — if it would mean that he could have a more intimate and powerful knowledge of God’s word. Whether this is really true for us should be a matter for personal spiritual evaluation. We will be people “after God’s own heart” when we can truly from our hearts say such things as: “graciously grant me Your Law”!