Tuesday, April 13, 2010

40 Days of Psalm 119 - Day 8

Psalm 119:

2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.

4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.

These verses start off telling of the blessedness of those who keep the LORD's testimonies and continue to speak of seeking Him with the whole heart, then it expresses that they, walking in his ways, do no iniquity and that He has commanded us to keep his precepts diligently. My point is that, not only does God give us commandments but He commands us to keep them diligently and everything is cause and effect. You can't serve unless you serve with your heart and you can't serve from your heart if you didn't know who you are serving so you must seek with your whole heart. To follow God is to flee evil. You can't be walking in two directions at once and you definitely can't serve two masters. If you're serving the LORD, what you do reflects that choice. He protects us through His precepts rather than binding us to a random set of laws. The word of the LORD is above all and God always prevails. I said this morning, it's one thing to claim a faith and another thing to follow it. This coincides because it's about commitment. To do something diligently, you must be committed.

A lesson for the day: Hebrews 4:12 and Isaiah 55:11
People have said today: #theresnothinglike the power of words, images, and sounds to change the way we think about the world. #arts #photos #books
They have said this in honor of National Arts Advocacy Day (today). We know words have power to change many things, even causing life and death, and an even greater power the word of our heavenly Father holds.

Before we move on to the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, Beth and the second stanza of Psalm 119, I'd like to encourage you to review the last 7 days of posts and visit the links within each post. You will find valuable information and nice surprises at each.


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