I cry out to You; Save me, and I will keep Your testimonies. I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word. My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.
Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O LORD, revive me according to Your justice. They draw near who follow after wickedness; They are far from Your law. You are near, O LORD, And all Your commandments are truth. Concerning Your testimonies, I have known of old that You have founded them forever.
One of the lessons we learn for the 119th is that IshElohim was constantly before the LORD, beseeching Him for guidance and instruction. Also that He finds the night hours to be a very productive time to meditate on the Word of God.
How many times do I awake grumbling in the morning—some version of “I just couldn't get to sleep”? What did I do with this precious gift that the LORD had give me? Countless games of Solitaire. Hours of browsing aimlessly through Facebook. Checking out the various inboxes to see I heard from a friend?
Anything but turning to the Word of the LORD, looking to Him for a precious Word from Him to quiet the turmoil in my mind; to bring His great gift of refreshing sleep, or maybe, just maybe listening for a word from the Holy Spirit revealing a truth that will draw me closer to the LORD, God, the Almighty. I could even open up one of the books I'm currently reading to spend some time with a fellow saint.
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Morning Psalm 54, Noon Psalm 119:145-152, Evening Psalm 100. .
Alternate Reading Plan is based on 7 chapters/day from 7 sections of the Scriptures. My groupings are: Genesis-Joshua, Judges to Esther, Job to Song of Solomon, Psalms breaking 119 into convenient sets, Isaiah to Malachi, Matthew to Acts, Romans to Revelation.
Set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits.