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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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Trust; September 14, 2019


Psalm 118:8-9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. This is an extremely practical statement of fact/bit of advice. … Continue reading

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