Consumed with the Word

today's reading.
Psalms 119:129-144    Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them...

think about it.
Why does the psalmist keep or obey God's words (119:129-130)? How does the people's disobedience to God's words affect the writer (119:136)? What's your reaction when you see and hear people going against God's Word? How do the situations you face undermine or build up your confidence in God's Word?

the blog.
Commitment and passion for God and his Word radiated out from the words of the Psalmist in Pe and Tsadhe (Psalm 119:129-144). Out of these verses, there were two comments that spoke to my heart. The first was verse 131 "I open my mouth and pant because I long for your commandments," and then verse 139 where the Psalmist says "My zeal consumes me because my foes have forgotten your words." Those two verses certainly put an example and standard before us about our attitude toward God's Word and also how we go about living and serving the Lord.

So how closely does your attitude line up with what's described in verses 131 and 139? What can/will you do to continue to develop your love, longing and zeal for God's Word? Tami W.

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