And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book. — 2 Chronicles 34:31, ESV
King Josiah had just heard the Book of the Law read to him for the very first time. His response? He tore his clothes (24:19). He was scared and was in mourning because he and the people had not been following God according to his written word.
After hearing it read, he made the commitment stated above. And as I read it tonight, I made the same commitment to God. I have already surrendered my life to Christ, receiving his precious Holy Spirit and the gift of salvation. However, my "recommitment" to Christ tonight is not something that I will do every once in a while. Rather, it's a recommitment that I want to make every day. I want to live my life according to God's revelation for holy and right living as stated in Scripture. I want to live as one who is truly in a covenant relationship with God, understanding what he has done for me and the life that he has called me to. I will do whatever it takes to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all of my heart and all of my soul, to perform the words of the covenant that is written in Scripture.
So, I recommit.
What about you?