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Psalm 119 – Zayin

God’s Word has the power to comfort us in times of great suffering and anxiety.  It doesn’t make the trials go away, but it gives us a perspective and attitude that we simply could not achieve without God’s guidance. This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me. – Psalm 119:50…

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Psalm 119 – Vav

Non-Christians often have this perception of Christianity that it subdues followers through harsh laws and strict regulations.  Even as a young believer I feared what I had to “give up” in order to be a “real Christian.”  As it turns out, there is much more freedom in Christ than there is without him. So I…

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Psalm 119 – He

The Bible is a map.  The Holy Spirit is our guide.  Righteousness is a path in the woods. A foolish believer tells himself that he doesn’t need the map or the guide.  A fool sees shiny objects to his left or right and goes chasing after them, leaving the path behind.  He may stumble upon…

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Psalm 119 – Daleth

One of the wonderful things about the Bible is that it is deep as the oceans and as broad as the universe, yet it is accessible to everyone.  The Lord’s ways and words are beyond our human comprehension, yet he allows us to understand exactly what we need to understand. Make me understand the way of Your precepts, So I will meditate on…

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Psalm 119 – Gimel

We live a pampered life in America.  Christians are not dragged out into the street and beaten for their faith.  So I don’t pretend to know what real persecution is like.  There are, however, subtle ways in which the world makes me feel like an outsider.  Like I’m not allowed to sit with the cool…

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Psalm 119 – Beth

This is not hard.  We make it hard sometimes by forgetting the simple truths.  We look for more elaborate schemes.  We search for deeper truths in books and movies and magazines and blogs.  But when it all boils down to it, the answer has been in front of us the whole time.  We learned it…

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Psalm 119 Aleph

Pastor Tom Joyce admonished a group of men last night saying that “It is one thing to make God prominent in your life.  It is another to make him preeminent.  Prominent is putting Him on your list.  Preeminent means saying to God, “here I am, what would you have me do?” Lord, I confess that…