Words of gold…

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 Ayin vs 121-128

I have done what is just and right;

do not leave me to my oppressors.

Give your servant a pledge of good;

let not the insolent oppress me.

My eyes long for your salvation

and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.

Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,

and teach me your statutes.

I am your servant; give me understanding,

that I may know your testimonies!

It is time for the LORD to act,

for your law has been broken.

Therefore I love your commandments above gold,

above fine gold.

Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right;

I hate every false way.

Do thoughts come, unbidden, to oppress us?  The question is what to do when that happens?  Is it enough to deny the thoughts?  Wouldn’t it be good to not only turn it away but also to replace it with the words of God?

“…My eyes long for your salvation

and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.

Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,

and teach me your statutes. …”

gold

“…Therefore I love your commandments above gold,

above fine gold….”

Do we long to hear the voice of God?  Let us be still; let His Word sink into our consciousness.

“…I am your servant; give me understanding,

that I may know your testimonies! …”

Let it become such a part of us that it seems to have  always been there.  In that place we can begin to know who speaks in our minds and in our hearing.  We begin to know what is the perfect will of God.  We can identify the false ways because we know with His understanding the truth.

“…Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right;

I hate every false way. …

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Life flow…

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

Comments, thoughts and reflections welcome.

Psalm 119  Beth vs 9-16

 How can a young man keep his way pure?

       By guarding it according to your word.  

With my whole heart I seek you;

       let me not wander from your commandments!

 I have stored up your word in my heart,

        that I might not sin against you.

  Blessed are you, O LORD;

        teach me your statutes!

 With my lips I declare all the rules of your mouth.

     In the way of your testimonies

 I delight as much as in all riches.

        I will meditate on your precepts

       and fix my eyes on your ways.

  I will delight in your statutes;

       I will not forget your word.

Words to understand:  precepts, rules, decrees, commandments, statutes.  They are synonymous with principles.  We seek them out and when they are found, we keep the principles given to us guaranteeing an abundant life with God.  We fix our eyes upon His ways; the eyes of our heart, mind, soul, understanding fixed upon His ways.  His ways give us life.  We store them up in our hearts; for out of the heart the mouth speaks.  Then what flows from us to those around us is life-giving.  We become His servants of choice; delighting in His Word.

We guard our hearts with His word; the word that is hidden in our hearts.  Out of the heart are the issues of life; His word gives life, abundant and free of the penalties of death, free of the bondage of sin, free to be as He intended us to be…His children.  What a thought!  What a concept!  What joy!

“…I will delight in your statutes;

          I will not forget your word. …”

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