Wednesday, April 27

Precious Words

today's reading.
Proverbs 28:9Psalms 119:33-40    If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination...

think about it.
According to Proverbs 28:9, what makes our prayers an abomination? How does this motivate you to engage God's Word? In Psalm 119:33-40, how does the psalmist engage the Word? In pursuing it, what does the writer move away from (119:36-39)? How could this help you deal with temptation or find help for your life?

the blog.
I love reading Psalm 119 (yes, all 176 verses). It's truly one of my favorites because of how it focuses on God's Word (statutes, percepts, rules, instruction, decrees, commands, testimonies, regulations, truth, promises, law, commandments). Now we only read a short section today, verses 33-40, but they are powerful. What a precious prayer for us to pray and for God to hear. I was particularly drawn to verse 34. "Give me understanding, that I may keep your law and observe it with my whole heart."

So how much do your prayers resemble Psalm 119:33-40? Was there a particular verse that spoke to you? What can you take from this passage and incorporate into your prayers? Tami W.

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