Today’s Reading: Psalms 119:129-176
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Key Verses: Psalm 119:130, 174
The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.
…I long for Your salvation O Lord,
And Your law is my delight.
We have every reason to be full of delight! (of “the light”). Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12). Psalm 119 shines “understanding” into us! We understand that the “Words” which we read in the Bible express the thoughts of God. Paul writes, “We have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16b). Peter, a follower of Jesus, needed the light of the understanding of God’s thoughts (God’s Words express His thoughts) when he actually contradicted Jesus because Jesus began to speak of His own death and resurrection. Jesus said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan, you are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men” (Matthew 16:21-23). In other words, Satan was darkening Peter’s mind so that Peter’s thoughts, which he expressed, were not God’s thoughts, but thoughts from Peter’s own mind. The way to get God’s thoughts to be our thoughts is to read constantly God’s Words. In this way we make God’s thoughts the essential DNA of our very being. According to Psalm 119, God’s thoughts are “GOOD,” “RIGHT,” “PERFECTION,” “SWEET,” “WONDERFUL,” “RIGHTEOUS,” “UPRIGHT,” “FAITHFUL,” “TRUTH,” “EVERLASTING,” and our experience proves that God’s Words are a “DELIGHT!!!”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I thank You that “The entrance of Your Words gives light” to me. I pray that the “Light of the world,” Jesus, the Messiah, will be my 24/7 Light, so that I will never stumble around in the dark. When I meet others, may I be conscious that there’s a light on the inside of me, and may the light shine brightly through me on my path and on the path of others. I ask this blessing in the Name of Jesus, the “Living Word,” the One who is the full Expression of Your thoughts to the human family. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
During my first year of intensive study of God’s Word in Bible College, someone (I don’t remember who) said something about the reading of the Bible that I have never forgotten. Here it is, “Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the Scriptures.” The year after that I applied that knowledge in pioneering a new congregation in the Chalk River/Deep River area of Ontario. Yes, I went back to school for more years of study after that year off, but during that year of preaching and teaching God’s Word, I learned so much, perhaps more than I learned sitting in the lecture hall. That year, I also filled in as the Principal of the local public school. The regular Principal was off for health reasons. The government of Ontario Department of Education required us, as teachers, to teach the Bible to our students. The Department published a Bible study guide for us to follow. Just imagine trying to do this in a public school today! A while ago I drove around what was called a “Middle School.” I couldn’t believe my eyes! There was a high iron fence around the entire school with steel bars to protect the students from a possible violent assault. I was filled with such sadness. Our public schools in Canada and the U.S.A. have put the Bible and prayer out and the iron bars are in. There’s a security guard and a metal detector inside the one small entrance through the bars through which the students, teachers, and parents must pass.
Yours with delight in God’s Word, and with tears because of the foolishness of courts, governments and school boards in turning out the Light of God’s Word, thus inviting the darkness into the public schools. May God have mercy on us and on our children,
P.S. Which will it be in the local schools near us over the next few years, BIBLES or BARS!! Here’s that school building I mentioned above.
You are the Light of our world, oh Lord. To You, we give all our thanks and praise. Wishing all saints a blessed day!
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 The 5:11 ESV
Aaron Shust – Ever Be (Official Lyric Video)
Eph 1.18-cross reference
to Ps 119 .130
God Thoughts Ps 119
cross reference to Phil 4.8.
How I love His precious Word, it just keeps growing, and what a privilege and delight to be ingesting it every morning. So thankful for this Bible reading blog. Blessings of joy and peace in Christ on each of you today.
It is heartbreaking to see how society is forcing the removal of God’s word from schools & government institutions. His Word will not return void so let’s get it out there anyway we can
we need to pray for Christian schools, people need to step up and sponsor children, they will be taught the Lord’s Prayer, and it is true,. God’s Word does not return void!Pray for complete healing for Sherry! cancer is back HOWEVER God is stronger than any disease! We Praise and Thank You Lord God for Your mercies!
Pray that Rick finds a good employee! it is a good job! The person needs to be work motivated and maybe Christ centered!
TY Lord for the snow! Brings moisture!
Blessings to all,
I am thankful for all the blessings from God this day! I pray He will increase my finances!
Pray for a guy who is starting all over again, has a terrific job! Needs the material things in life…..
pray that the Lord will speak to this guy and that forgiveness can begin!
blessings to all
When I wrote this,I knew it was about the US.As the election there drew near,I knew it was also about Mr Trump and that God had chosen him.He won because God wanted him to.With the situation in Canada,I know it also applies to us now.(PM Harper is a Christian.)I pray we learn from electing our “O’Bama”.
One nation under God that denies me,
Will fall apart and be devoured,
If you refuse my love that’s free,
As if I am something now soured.
Your enemies have delivered my warning,
Therefore turn back to find truth,
For the wolves only bring mourning
From the sacrifice of your youth.
Greed is now what too many now preach,
For the demon has reached within,
But you can still change to teach,
So the children may turn from sin.
If you allow the wolves in their power,
To consume with endless thirst,
Then you are guilty at this hour
In helping bringt about the worst.
So remove the wolves behind the crown,
For they are deeply entrenched,
And let them and their filth drown
As my laws are tightly clenched.
G W (Bill) Marshall / 09/11/2013
Good blog today as always David Mainse. May we always love the Word and keep it as a delight to our souls. Amen. Always looking for an opportunity to tell others about 100words.ca. The situation in our schools surely makes us sad.
Thank you for sharing your poem, William. It is a true word and well written.
I just love reading the blog it being such a blessing.
I was blessed this morning watching the Tribute to David Mainse presented by Brian Warren, Co-host of the 700 Club Canada on Vision TV. Brian spoke with deep emotion and love and respect for David.
And we are blessed to be able to share in this daily manna David was inspired to bring us daily. Thank you Ron and Ann and all who are involved in bringing it to us each morning.