Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31 - My Delight and My Counsel

Today's Reading:
Psalm 119:9-24
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Psalm 119:9-24
How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    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, 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.

17 Be good to your servant while I live,
    that I may obey your word.
18 Open my eyes that I may see
    wonderful things in your law.
19 I am a stranger on earth;
    do not hide your commands from me.
20 My soul is consumed with longing
    for your laws at all times.
21 You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed,
    those who stray from your commands.
22 Remove from me their scorn and contempt,
    for I keep your statutes.
23 Though rulers sit together and slander me,
    your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 Your statutes are my delight;
    they are my counselors.

Response and Action:
Loving God's word and hiding it in my heart is essential living a pure and righteous life. I should meditate upon Scripture and delight in it. If my heart is filled with the words of Scripture, they will serve as a counselor for my life.

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From now through September 12, I'll be posting meditations from Psalm 119 that remind us of how Scripture shapes the believer's life.

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