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Psalm 119:73-80

JOD. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy word. I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight. Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts. Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies. Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.

“Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.” Isn’t this a powerful plea? Going a bit further into it, isn’t this plea a daring statement? Do I really, truly want to make the claim before the LORD, God, the Almighty that His law is my delight?

First, do I dare make such a claim if it is a lie? An outright lie to the Almighty God? Will I not be called to account before the Great White Throne for lying to the LORD? How can I be so foolish?

Second through Infinity, very simple if you’re a sinful man, according to the Word, I am foolish, I am a sinner, I have no qualms about claiming such a blatant lie to be a truth claim. I am stupid!

Forgive me, LORD, God, the Almighty. Bring me to You, I am washed by the Blood of the Lamb, fit to enter into Your presence.

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Reading

Morning Psalm 138, Noon Psalm 119:97-104, Psalm 33

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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