11 Feb Psalm 119: 97-108
O how I love
It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies,
For they are ever mine.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
For Your testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the aged,
Because I have observed Your precepts.
101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way,
That I may keep Your word.
102 I have not turned aside from Your ordinances,
For You Yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are Your words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.
105 Your word is a
lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
106 I have sworn and I will confirm it,
That I will keep Your righteous ordinances.
107 I am exceedingly afflicted;
Revive me, O Lord, according to Your word.
108 O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O Lord,
And teach me Your ordinances.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Take all the Bible that you can by reason and the rest by faith, and you will live and die a better man.” There is an appalling ignorance of the Word of God in the world, even among people who call themselves Christians. A teacher asked her students, “What is in the Bible?” After a moment of silence, a little girl raised her hand and said, “A lot of dates, marriages, deaths, clippings from the paper, 2 valentines, a birthday card, a Christmas card, and that’s about it”. She knew what was kept in her Bible at home. People are ignorant of the Word of God because they don’t read it. A visiting preacher asked the family if he could read from their Bible and pray with them before they retired for the night. After finding it, the preacher opened it and out popped a pair of reading glasses. The mother, before thinking said, “Well, I’ll be. There are those glasses. They’ve been lost for four years and I haven’t been able to find them anywhere”. We’re not studying or meditating on God’s Word. People are hungering for the truth and righteousness. We have it right in our hands, and the tragedy is, we are hiding this priceless treasure God has given us.