Month: May 2010

So Many Requests

SO MANY REQUESTS Let your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.  Psalm 119:173 I decided to really tune in today with how many times I asked for God’s help.  It is now mid-afternoon and my requests have numbered above … Continue reading So Many Requests

Origin Of A Song

ORIGIN OF A SONG My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.   Psalm 119:172 It’s pretty hard to sing when your internal song is absent.  Take it from me; I did concerts this way for nearly a decade.  The light … Continue reading Origin Of A Song

Need Inflates The Value

NEED INFLATES THE VALUE My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes.  Psalm 119:171 There should be no such thing as a casual Bible student.  Yet tragically, many hear good Bible teaching on a certain subject, then shrug their shoulders and … Continue reading Need Inflates The Value

Discerning What I Really Need

DISCERNING WHAT I REALLY NEED Let my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your Word!  Psalm 119:169             Do you know the frustration of trying to buy a present for someone who has everything?  If you ask them what they … Continue reading Discerning What I Really Need

Making Application

MAKING APPLICATION Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.  Psalm 119:164 Praise is reserved for Sunday morning worship.  It does not characterize a fraction of most daily prayers. Knowing this, and reading of David’s frequency to praise God for His Word, … Continue reading Making Application

Street-Smart About The Powerful

STREET-SMART ABOUT THE POWERFUL Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words.  Psalm 119:161 Unfortunate is the adult who still has the magical thinking of a child.  He expects that life will always be fair and that there will … Continue reading Street-Smart About The Powerful

Never Skewed

NEVER SKEWED The sum of your words is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. Psalm 119:160 With people, we are called upon to make judgment calls as to whether or not their track record with personal stories and interpretations of events … Continue reading Never Skewed

Deliverance In Perspective

DELIVERANCE IN PERSPECTIVE Consider how I love your precepts!  Give me life according to your steadfast love.  Psalm 119:159 David seems quite frail here as he asks God to save his life for the ninth time in this psalm.  He pleads for his life based … Continue reading Deliverance In Perspective

Seeing Others Offend God

SEEING OTHERS OFFEND GOD I look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands.  Psalm 119:158 Those who fail to keep God’s commands do more damage to the kingdom than just offend God.  They cooperate with Satan and promote his kingdom.  … Continue reading Seeing Others Offend God

What Can Make Me Swerve?

WHAT CAN MAKE ME SWERVE Many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies.  Psalm 119:157 What testimonies might David swerve from when he is treated poorly by others?  I suspect the same ones I could easily discount when … Continue reading What Can Make Me Swerve?