Thursday, August 14, 2008

Psalm 119: Always Fresh

I am not one who usually cares to re-read a book after I have gone through it once. I get so bored reading what I already read.

How different God's word is for me!

For example, I have been reading and re-reading Psalm 119, the longest Psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible, since I answered God's call to become born again.

Each time I read it, I find more and more wonderful truths in it. Even if I only read a part of this 176-line long chapter, God chooses to reveal something else of himself to me. Today, several of the verses spoke directly to me and I wrote down some of my observations.

Sometimes the revelation is encouraging, sometimes it is convicting but I am always filled with hope after an encounter with Psalm 119.

I will be sharing more about Psalm 119 in future posts.

My verse for today is:
Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Psalm 119:73 (ESV)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a chapter I can read and re-read as well. :-) The Psalms has always been a place I can go to be encouraged no matter how down I am.

It's encouraging to me that we can ask God to help us be more understanding and have more of a heart for Him, too!

Psalm 119:32-36 (amplified)
"I will [not merely walk, but] run the way of Your commandments, when You give me a heart that is willing. Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, and I will keep it to the end [steadfastly]."