Psalms 119:25-48 My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word...
As a Christ-follower, my desire is to live fully for God. And for that to happen, God's Word has to be my foundation, which means I need to be in the Word, considering what God is saying and revealing to me, and then putting what I learn into action in my daily life.
That's essentially what I see the psalmist saying in Psalm 119:25-48. He most certainly gets that knowing God's Word and putting it into practice is a must. He recognizes that it's God's Word (statutes, law, rules, testimonies, commandments, precepts) that provide him with strength, peace of mind, security, joy. So what does the Psalmist do to get a better understanding of God's Word? He goes right to God and says "teach me your statutes" and "make me understand the way of your precepts" (vs.26 and 27).
Have you ever asked God (or how often do you ask God) to teach you or help you when you read His Word? How has God responded? Let us hear your story. Tami
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