Unite My Heart to Fear Your Name

Psalm 86 is profound in it’s personal application to me.

Years ago on one of my first reads through the Bible I stopped stunned at verse 11.

Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name.

Unite my heart David prayed – crying out to God with the ultimate self-revelation. He declared here to God that he wanted to love the Lord with all his heart but failed  consistently because his heart was consistently given to two or more masters. Is this not most frequently our problem? Is this not where we find ourselves too often?

Let us make this day our prayer that God will slash and burn all my other masters and will himself unite my wayward and weak heart to fear him alone. Then true wisdom can begin.