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Psalm 119 – Samekh

Sometimes we need all need a hiding place. You are my hiding place and my shield; I wait for Your word. – Pslam 119:114 When we are little, we found places that we could squeeze into and hide.  Sometimes it was for a game, sometimes it was out of fear, and sometimes it was just…

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Psalm 119 – Mem

Have you ever had someone teaching you something and at some point you came to realize that you actually know more about the subject than they do?  Generally you feel a little bit embarrassed for them and a little bit proud of yourself. That is not exactly what the Psalmist is referring to here, but it is…

Lamedh

Psalm 119 – Lamedh

Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations ; You established the earth, and it stands. – Pslam 119:89-90 Forgive my extreme understatement, but forever is a long time.  It is a larger concept then we can even grasp in our finite, human bodies.  There was no “before”…

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Psalm 119 – Kaph

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17 I had the pleasure of attending the Iron Sharpens Iron conference in Springfield, VA this past weekend.  It was a very encouraging and Spiritually filling event.  Just a ton of good, faithful men speaking on relevant topics and worshiping together.  There seemed to be a theme of passing along…

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Psalm 119 – Yodh

There’s no such thing as a “self-made man.” America loves to laud men and women that work hard, overcome obstacles, and find success without the aid of inherited wealth.  All that is great in and of itself.  But the phrase “self-made man” is a bit misleading.  God made us all and without him we are…

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Psalm 119 – Teth

We are refined by fire because God loves us. Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. – Psalm 119:67 It is good for me that I was afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes. – Psalm 119:71 God has taught us the truth and the right way to approach…