Innate to every person’s core is the desire to be happy. Though there are many perceived ways to gain this happiness, there is only one way to truly achieve it—and that is through knowing God and doing what he commands. To do anything else is to be foolish, but to be wise is to do as his commandments instruct us to do.
Teach me, O LORD, the way of your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of your commandments, for I delight in it. Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to covetousness. Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in your way. Establish your word to your servant, who is devoted to fearing you. Turn away my reproach which I dread, for your judgements are good. Behold, I long for your precepts; revive me in your righteousness.