For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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Psalm 119 Pe vs 129-136
Your testimonies are wonderful;
therefore my soul keeps them.
The unfolding of your words gives light;
it imparts understanding to the simple.
I open my mouth and pant,
because I long for your commandments.
Turn to me and be gracious to me,
as is your way with those who love your name.
Keep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity get dominion over me.
Redeem me from man’s oppression,
that I may keep your precepts.
Make your face shine upon your servant,
and teach me your statutes.
My eyes shed streams of tears,
because people do not keep your law.
“… The unfolding of your words gives light; …”
As understanding comes from the Holy Spirit it truly is as if a light has come one; not instantly but bit by bit as if unfolding before us, this part then that. And the light guides the steps we take when we are both alert and willing.
Is it possible to be enclosed in darkness and not be aware of it? Absolutely and many who believe find themselves in that place because they are unawares. Unaware of the sources of darkness that continually bombard us till we buy into the false ways of men.
“…let no iniquity get dominion over me. …” “… Redeem me from man’s oppression, …”
There is the oppression of constant thoughts and suggestions posed by the voices around us. They can lead us into iniquity that binds us and blinds us. We are in constant need of the unfolding light that
“…imparts understanding to the simple. …”
We do not have to be highly educated; that can be a hindrance, we only need to spend time with the Words of God, asking for his illumination.
“…Make your face shine upon your servant, …”
Let us then, continue the journey seeking the face of God for wisdom and guidance. Let us be willing to share what we learn and receive with those who cross our paths. We can truly say with the psalmist that our eyes shed tears because people do not keep His law, they do not love God and they do not love their fellow-man. It is becoming a world that seeks its own; its own ways, its own authority, its own desires without thought for the consequences to themselves and to those around them. We are in a world that has rejected God the creator and would erase all knowledge of Him if possible. This impacts us and our children, our loved ones. We cannot be caught unawares; we cannot be caught silent. Stand therefore; stand firm in the faith that God is over all; God loves and God redeems. Stand and share…
“…My eyes shed streams of tears,
because people do not keep your law….”
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