Month: November 2009

LOVE OVERLOOKED

LOVE OVERLOOKED The earth, O Lord, is full of your steadfast love; teach me your statues.  Psalm 119:64 Every day the earth showcases fresh outpourings of God’s steadfast love. The sun comes up.  The earth stays on its axis.  Oxygen is plentiful.  Rain falls.  Crops … Continue reading LOVE OVERLOOKED

HOW OFTEN I FORFEIT FAVOR

HOW OFTEN I FORFEIT FAVOR I entreat your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.  Psalm 119:58 There are many who feel that God's favor is owed to them.  Perhaps this describes the majority of God's creation.  They believe … Continue reading HOW OFTEN I FORFEIT FAVOR

TIME AND COURAGE TO PONDER

TIME AND COURAGE TO PONDER When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies.  Psalm 119:59 It is one thing to say I love God’s ways and will follow them for the rest of my life but another thing entirely to … Continue reading TIME AND COURAGE TO PONDER

Choices And Their Implications

CHOICES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS This blessing has fallen to me, that I have kept your precepts.  Psalm 119:56 The descent to depravity is a gradual one.  A series of bad choices, starting with what seems like small ones, ends up taking someone to ruin.  At … Continue reading Choices And Their Implications

HOME IS ULTIMATELY NOT HOME

HOME IS ULTIMATELY NOT HOME Your statutes have been my song in the house of my sojourning.  Psalm 119:54 Everyone’s home experience falls somewhere on the continuum.  For some, it was predominantly life-giving and positive.  For others, mostly unpleasant and negative.  For many, it was … Continue reading HOME IS ULTIMATELY NOT HOME

I’M SORRY FOR GOD

I’M SORRY FOR GOD  Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked, who forsake your law.  Psalm 119:53             The writer of this emotional admission wasn’t horrified (meaning of indignation) for himself.  He wasn’t the one who was wronged.  God was.  He was so emotionally … Continue reading I’M SORRY FOR GOD

UNBROKEN PROMISES

UNBROKEN PROMISES Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.  Psalm 119:49 Sometimes, we don’t like to be reminded of the promises we’ve made.  Usually the reminder comes because the person we promised perceives that we have forgotten.  We are … Continue reading UNBROKEN PROMISES

HONORING THE WORD WITH BOTH HANDS

HONORING THE WORD WITH BOTH HANDS I will lift up my hands toward our commandment, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.  Psalm 119:48 When I lift up both hands toward heaven, I am paying honor to God.  The psalmist lifts both … Continue reading HONORING THE WORD WITH BOTH HANDS