Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your statutes.
Then I would not be ashamed, when I look into all Your commandments.NKJV.
Here looks like the psalmist is lamenting he or she has to resist the flesh or fallen nature that pulls him or her from keeping God's statutes. Wishes his ways are more into following God. Just like us or we are like him.
In the New Testament, we see that in Christ we become a new creature with a new nature, a nature that desires to follow God..
The verse continues ; they walk in His ways. NKJV.
Again another short verse with heavy meaning. Some translation(NIV) says they do no wrong. This verse probably refers to those who are washed by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ ). Also as we see in the New Testament that God honors our honesty and confession over our self-righteousness or proud attitude. My Christian friend told me in a way that our daily life could involve a lot of confessions for the sins we commit.
We can sense God's standard that mere man can not make it not even the best man can do it on his own but thank God , His Son fulfilled the requirements of the law. And He gives His righteousness to us.
I was having my own pity party and i was getting miserable. So again i prayed, search the Bible for answers and let us see what the Bible says.
In 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 we see..
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted , but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed--always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
We see here even apostle Paul suffered or having troubles. You maybe saying our troubles are nothing compared with apostle Paul and you are right but what does it mean if we are encountering our own troubles ?
Perhaps God is bringing us to another level. The enemy may have come up with another attack that we need to raise our level through God's help.
We know the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, meekness and self control.
With this fruit perhaps we need to learn to forgive and obey. Be content and to share, do whatever God is telling us.
The title is found in the Bible, in Hosea 4:6. I hope this is not true for any of us but...... These are God's words as written by the prophet Hosea so we Christians need to be careful. Do we research our own doctrines or study what our church teach ?
Often we believe we are right and other Christians are wrong. But what if we are wrong ? So to be in the safe side, know what we believe.