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 Sin and Shin vs 161-168
Princes persecute me without cause,
but my heart stands in awe of your words.
I rejoice at your word
like one who finds great spoil.
I hate and abhor falsehood,
but I love your law.
Seven times a day I praise you
for your righteous rules.
Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.
I hope for your salvation, O LORD,
and I do your commandments.
My soul keeps your testimonies;
I love them exceedingly.
I keep your precepts and testimonies,
for all my ways are before you.
No matter what surrounds us: negativity, oppression, confrontation, all affect us but in all of it we have a deep love for the things of God. All else will pass but His Word will not. So we can turn from those things that would interfere with our relationship with God and ask simply for His peace; then sleep like Jesus in the boat in the middle of the storm!
When we fully realize where true power rests, when we fully realize where truth lies, all else begins to shrink in comparison. Like a child whose world view rests on the next snack or toy; we move from immaturity to maturity in the Lord’s words. When faced with the sure death sentence of a terminal illness we can move from self-pity and despair to the hope of our salvation; looking forward to the soon reuniting with our God!
Perspective changes attitude and feelings. The psalmist is under attack but knows where true peace can be found; not in release from attack but in connecting with God Almighty through His Word. Sleep in the midst of the storm–“Great peace have those who love your law.”
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