It seems that the Psalmist earnestly prays to God through his honest confession about the condition of his soul clinging into the ethereal nature. He also prays to the Lord God for a life that agrees with the Scripture. He wants to live out his life that is completely intended by the word of God. The Psalmist is an honest man in his confession about two essential aspects of spiritual maturity. On the one side, he acknowledges the true condition of his heart and on the other side, he asks the Lord God for the life that will be governed by the gospel of Christ. The Psalmist wants to walk in the footprints of Christ who is the only source of life and eternal life. Thus walking in the footsteps of the world and its behavioural, affective and cognitive patterns will disappoint a godly person who walks or ardently wants to walk biblically.
St. Paul in Hebrews states that “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.St. Paul in Hebrews states that.”(4:12 ESV) It is all about our faith, obedience, and belief. They should stem from the promises of God. When these three aspects of our spiritual life have any other bearing, our actions will focus on someth Nan in the world other than word driven culture. Furthermore, our thoughts and intentions should be of the word of God alone. This discipline shapes our spiritual life and maturity in Christ.