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Psalm 119:49-56

ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me. The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law. I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.  Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law. Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law. This I had, because I kept thy precepts.

Ish Elohim, as is his usual practice, nails the Word of the LORD, God, the Almighty, precisely into its proper position. It is at the very center of his faith. Look at that second sentence. Yes, the Word is his comfort, but much importantly, it quickens him, ie, it is the very source of life. It protects him from derision—how often do I let fear of derision keep me from a proper witness? Do I let fear of a braying donkey deter me from acknowledgment of the greatest gift ever offered to me? Forgive me, LORD

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Reading

Morning Psalm 1145, Noon Psalm 119:89-96, Psalm 11

An 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.

Or set your own reading schedule up in convenient groupings as fits your study habits. But a daily time in the Word of the LORD is an absolute.

 

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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