Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Psalm 119:9-16, Beth

Psalm 119 was written as a poem, each stanza beginning with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
    that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to you, Lord;
    teach me your decrees.
With my lips I recount
    all the laws that come from your mouth.
I rejoice in following your statutes
    as one rejoices in great riches.
I meditate on your precepts
    and consider your ways.
I delight in your decrees;
    I will not neglect your word.

Early in my Christian life, God gave me the gift of love for the Bible. I used to memorize regularly, especially when I was in college.

After my accident a few years ago, I laughed at the idea of even trying to memorize. But recently, at a women’s conference, I was encouraged to try again.

I am now finding so much fun in working on memory verses. It helps bring God’s will to me when I’m tempted to disobey, and it gives me such joy as I’m reminded of all God’s great gifts and love for us.

Father, help me to seek you with all my heart. Help me to grow in not straying from your commands.

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