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Undeserved Blessings (Psalm 119:124)

Deal with Your servant according to Your lovingkindness and teach me Your statutes.
Psalm 119:124

Can you imagine what our lives would be like if God dealt with us according to our own character? Even as believers, our battle with sin is unrelenting. We can easily struggle to be kind with people we love, let alone with people who are our enemies. We strive to be faithful testimonies and yet are easily distracted by things that are of little value. Our minds are inclined to dwell on the unimportant cares of this world rather than the eternal truths of God’s word.

We must be forever thankful that God is not like us! He is perfect in His character and steadfast in His love. He is willing to deal with us according to who He is rather than who we are. His patience exceeds anything that we can imagine.

Not only is He willing to demonstrate His steadfast love towards us, He is also willing to continue to teach us His statutes. I suppose that all of us would admit that we are not great learners when it comes to spiritual truths and spiritual priorities. For those who have raised children, you know how often you have had to teach them the same things over and over. Our gracious God does the same for His children.

As servants of God, let’s be especially thankful for His unfailing love and His willingness to continue to teach us His statutes!

Rocky Wyatt

Rocky Wyatt came to know the Lord as a young teenager and began working in youth ministry when in college. After serving in churches in Utah, California and Colorado, Rocky moved to Texas to serve as Youth Pastor at Countryside Bible Church. He served there for 26 years where he eventually moved from youth ministry to serve as an Associate Pastor.

Over the course of his ministry, Rocky has always had a desire to train men for pastoral ministry in the context of the local church. In 1992 he started XL Ministries, an organization that is committed to helping churches establish intensive internships for pastoral training. In 2020 he left his position at Countryside Bible Church to become the Executive Director of XL Ministries and now works full time assisting churches in training men for ministry.

He is co-author of The Youth Ministry Training Manual, a textbook for training youth pastors, and has also written multiple other resources for use in various local church ministries. He is currently working on a book to encourage churches to take the primary responsibility to train pastors.

Rocky is married to Pamela, has two sons and daughters-in-law, and ten grandchildren. 

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.1 Corinthians 15:58