Tuesday December 4, 2012
One of the longest chapters in the Bible is Psalm 119. With 176 verses, this chapter’s focus is on the power of understanding the word of God. If there is anything that we as followers of Jesus can truly grasp, is that of knowing and understanding the Scriptures. Verse 1 of this chapter say’s it all, “How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord”. If there is a for sure way to be blessed by God, it comes through a blameless life that walk’s in the ways of the Lord! It is when we begin to hunger for things of God that true spiritual blessings come. Notice what I said, it’s when we hunger for the THINGS OF GOD, and not necessarily being hungry for God’s things.
Did you catch that? Often times we would rather have God’s things rather than doing the things of God. We would rather have the blessings, the gifts, and the victory (God’s things), rather than having to go through the fire or to be put on the Potter’s wheel to be created to receive those blessings (Things of God). If we truly want to know the Lord, then God’s word must be the very thing that leads us and keeps us solid. Focus on God’s word today and set aside time to truly seek the things of God.
Focal Passage: Psalm 119:1-8