Thursday, August 19

Psalm 119

9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.

Certain passages from the Psalms are special to me. These seven verses from the longest chapter in the Bible were memorized last year by my son and I because my Father challenged us! So honestly I do have a 10 Minute with God additional CHALLENGE.

Who wants to commit this to memory and join the club?

Don’t do this by yourself! It is more fun and easier if you do it in community…with a spouse, as a whole family, with a friend, or perhaps a small group or even Sunday School class this fall.

These verses are a great reminder four days after our passage in Matthew 7 because they admonish us to remain faithful with precepts as outlined in the Sermon on the Mount.

Heavenly Father thanks for all the good gifts that you give. Thanks for knowing what is best for me and when it is best for me. I confess that I am impatient and want to trust you more for my daily bread. Please give me an opportunity to share your love and my transformation with someone else today. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Bruce McEvoy
Pastor of Family and Serving

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Bruce. I will ask a friend to do this challenge with me. Because God's word is living and active, and can work in me, if I let it! Oh, and thanks for the encouragement to share - it is timely (God makes no mistakes): I have a get-together with a friend today, and hope I can be salt & light...