Saturday, September 05, 2015

September 5 - The Word Stands Firm

Today's Reading:
Psalm 119:89-104
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Psalm 119:89-104
89 Your word, Lord, is eternal;
    it stands firm in the heavens.
90 Your faithfulness continues through all generations;
    you established the earth, and it endures.
91 Your laws endure to this day,
    for all things serve you.
92 If your law had not been my delight,
    I would have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget your precepts,
    for by them you have preserved my life.
94 Save me, for I am yours;
    I have sought out your precepts.
95 The wicked are waiting to destroy me,
    but I will ponder your statutes.
96 To all perfection I see a limit,
    but your commands are boundless.

97 Oh, how I love your law!
    I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
    and make me wiser than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
    for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders,
    for I obey your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet from every evil path
    so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws,
    for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste,
    sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts;
    therefore I hate every wrong path.

Response and Action:
Circumstances change, but the word of the Lord is eternal. I change, families change, governments change, bodies change, neighborhoods change, churches change, economies change, friendships change, careers change, interests change, laws change, societies change, taboos change, but the word of the Lord endures forever. How sweet are God's words to my direction, my desires, my choices, and my actions!

The Useful Breath reading schedule for 2015-16 starts up on Sunday, September 13th.
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Today through September 12, I will be posting meditations from Psalm 119 that remind us of the ways Scripture shapes and informs the believer's life.

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