Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Part 21 – Psalm 119, The Message

161-168 I’ve been slandered unmercifully by the politicians,
    but my awe at your words keeps me stable.
I’m ecstatic over what you say,
    like one who strikes it rich.
I hate lies—can’t stand them!—
    but I love what you have revealed.
Seven times each day I stop and shout praises
    for the way you keep everything running right.
For those who love what you reveal, everything fits—
    no stumbling around in the dark for them.
I wait expectantly for your salvation;
    God, I do what you tell me.
My soul guards and keeps all your instructions—
    oh, how much I love them!
I follow your directions, abide by your counsel;
    my life’s an open book before you.

TRUTH:  My life is an open book before God.  God knows.  God provides what we need to live life according to His Word and Ways.  Expect God to help.  God will—Always.

Proverb 12:22, The Message

“God can’t stomach liars; he loves the company of those who keep their word.”

WISDOM:  Don’t lie, especially to God!  God knows.  God knows our hearts and the motivation of our minds.  God is Truth and hangs out we believers who are truthful.

Abba, Father,

My life is an open book to you, too, like the Psalmist wrote about himself. You made me.   You know my thoughts before I do.  There is nothing to hide for Your knowing.  So, why try?  Help me to know Truth and live it out loud every day of my life.  And when I stumble, take my hand and lead back on the path of Truth.  I will follow you.  I trust you.  You are always Truth.

In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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