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 are 100% true.  Versions of what happened to them, what they witnessed, and what others said or did can be skewed.  What is the sum total of their words?  Is it truth?  Or, might others say, “You can’t trust him/her on that subject.” Continue reading “Never Skewed”

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 on how much he loves the Word, not by how much he keeps it.  He knows that God is primarily concerned about his affection, not a token sacrifice made because it was the right thing to do while his heart was somewhere else entirely. Continue reading “Deliverance In Perspective”

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.  They affect others adversely and, at times, lure the weak to join them in their crimes against a holy God. Continue reading “Seeing Others Offend God”

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 I am mistreated.  It is difficult to believe, and rejoice, in God’s love, goodness, and favor when someone near me withholds all three in my presence. Continue reading “What Can Make Me Swerve?”