Time Well Spent

I will take pleasure in your laws and remember your words.     Psalm 119:16 (CEV)

This weekend I am going to spend time reading this psalm. It has the most verses of any chapter in the Bible. My husband tells me that he memorized it once upon a time. I am not going to memorize it but I am going to dig around in it a bit and see what the Holy Spirit has for me within all those verses.

I want to remember God’s promises. There is so much in this world that tries to distract me from truth. Advertising and commercials are created to take one phrase and have it be so clever in it’s repetitive style that it will stick in my mind and play over and over – and maybe that will make me buy the product. God’s Word has some phrases that are pretty catchy as they tell me about His everlasting love and eternal hope.

There are no short cuts to Bible study but it shouldn’t be boring but instead leave me better than when I began. Notice I didn’t say smarter or content that I have all the answers. Frankly, the more I study the more questions I have. But I also discover more truth and feel strengthened and loved.

Your teachings are wonderful, and I respect them all.
130 Understanding your word brings light to the minds of ordinary people.    Psalm 119:129-130 (CEV)

Holy and Anointed One written by John Barnett and sung by Brian Doerksen



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