Tag Archive for: Psalm 119

Stay the Course

You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right–you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. (Psalm 119:1-3, MSG)

I learned a valuable lesson last week through my husband putting up cabinets. I watched him work relentlessly to get them up. I was so proud of his work. Then he measured the space between the wall and the cabinet. It was one eighth of an inch off. Did you hear me? I said 1/8 of an inch off. Me, being the optimist that I am… encouraged him and said it was fine. But Paul was not happy with this spacing.

So we unscrewed the cabinet and started again. This time the cabinet landed about 1/16 of an inch from where we wanted it to be. This was okay with my husband, so we left it as it was. Now you might be wondering what kind of lesson I have taken from this… Well, this has made me think about my course with the Lord. I don’t want to be even 1/16 of an inch off when it comes to my walk with the Lord. So why was I okay with 1/8 of an inch for the cabinet. Well, the truth is I didn’t feel like I would notice the difference.

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Pearls of Wisdom

Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.  Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.  I am a stranger in the earth:  hide not thy commandments from me.  My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times. (Psalm 119:17-20, KJV)

What are the wonderful things we can receive by following God’s law?

First, of all remember there is freedom when we live within God’s law.  He created it as a loving father creates rules for a son or daughter.  They do so to keep their children from danger.  The Word of God has been given to us to help us see how best to live our lives for God.

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Unlocking the Door ~ Psalm 119 Part 10

You are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to obey your words.  I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.  I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.  I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. (Psalm 119:57-60)

I am continuously going back to God’s Word for the strength I need daily.  The Word is like a great feast at Thanksgiving, you just have to take the time to sit down and study it.  David shared his heart so willingly with the Lord in the Psalms and knew where his strength came from.  His words have been written down for us to read and learn the truth of who God is and always will be.  In this passage, we learn the following things…

God is our portion!

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