Monthly Archives: September 2019

Controlling Sins; September 21, 2019


Psalm 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119 bears a lot in common with the book of Proverbs, because it has a lot of pithy one-liners, and this is certainly one … Continue reading

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Servant of God; September 20, 2019


Psalm 119:125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes. This should be the declaration and prayer of every Christian. We delight, rightly enough, in being children of God, (John 1:12-13) but we tend to … Continue reading

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Relating to God’s Word; September 19, 2019


Psalm 119:99-100 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. This sounds a bit like boasting, but it expresses some important truth: … Continue reading

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Pastoral Ministry; September 18, 2019


Psalm 119:79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes. This sounds like the cry of a pastor to me, particularly when the Japanese says, “return,” rather than simply, “turn.” Every church loses people, and … Continue reading

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Procrastination; September 17, 2019


Psalm 119:60 I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. The NIV expresses this as a promise, “I will,” and the Japanese expresses it as a done deal, “I have.” With this particular content, that’s a huge difference! … Continue reading

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Boundaries; September 16, 2019


Psalm 119:45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. This verse expresses a truth that many people have trouble grasping, because the devil and our flesh regularly say the opposite: God’s rules aren’t restrictive, … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day; September 15, 2019


Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Several sections of this Psalm have been set to music in the past 50 years, to the point that I can’t read … Continue reading

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