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Psalms 119:41-48

Let Your mercies come also to me, O LORD—Your salvation according to Your word.

So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word

And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, For I have hoped in Your ordinances.

So shall I keep Your law continually, Forever and ever.

And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.

I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.

And I will delight myself in Your commandments, Which I love.

My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.

To condense this stanza into a central theme is challenging, but very precious. It is along the lines that our scribe is striving to make the Word of God to be the foundation for all ethical decisions he needs to make. Not just from time to time but always.

That requires an awareness of the Word and a willingness, even a compulsion to mold ones environment into conformance to the Word of God. Not the other way around.

Readings:

Morning Psalm 86, Noon Psalm 119:145-152, Evening Psalm 37

 

 

 

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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