Motivation (Psalm 119:60)

I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments. Psalm 119:60 To hasten is to speed up, get moving, or accelerate. The idea is that there is no time to waste. “Lord, make me to know my end and what is the extent of my days; let me know how transient I am. Behold, [...]

By |2022-01-17T15:46:56-06:00January 24th, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on Motivation (Psalm 119:60)

Self Evaluation (Psalm 119:59)

I considered my ways and turned my feet to Your testimonies. Psalm 119:59 Time continues to move at breakneck speed. As we get older we begin to recognize how quickly the time passes and how short life really is. Days turn into weeks and weeks into months. The next thing we know decades have passed. [...]

By |2022-01-17T15:49:17-06:00January 17th, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on Self Evaluation (Psalm 119:59)

Scripture-Based Prayer (Psalm 119:58)

I sought Your favor with all my heart; be gracious to me according to Your word. Psalm 119:58 The first phrase could be translated I sought Your face. It is relational. The psalmist had hope in the goodness and grace of the covenant keeping God. With all my heart is instructional. You cannot do more [...]

By |2022-01-02T23:32:05-06:00January 10th, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on Scripture-Based Prayer (Psalm 119:58)

The Lord Is My Portion (Psalm 119:57)

The Lord is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words. Psalm 119:57 When the psalmist wrote that God was his “portion,” he was using a word that had rich meaning in Jewish religious history. When the Israelite tribes came out of the desert and made their conquest of the land of Canaan and [...]

By |2022-01-02T23:03:50-06:00January 3rd, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on The Lord Is My Portion (Psalm 119:57)

The Word Requires a Response (Psalm 119:56)

This has become mine, that I observe Your precepts. Psalm 119:56 The psalmist is recognizing all the benefits that he has received because of God’s word and the truth it proclaims. This particular strophe has emphasized a few of the immense benefits that the believer receives from God’s word. God’s word: Gives us hope Provides [...]

By |2021-12-18T12:03:20-06:00December 27th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on The Word Requires a Response (Psalm 119:56)

Remembering God (Psalm 119:55)

O Lord, I remember Your name in the night, and keep Your law. Psalm 119:55 When meditation becomes a consistent discipline in our lives, our minds can be filled with God’s word both day and night. The Scriptures emphasize how important this discipline is in the life of the believer. We must always remember that [...]

By |2021-12-20T15:03:36-06:00December 20th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Remembering God (Psalm 119:55)

The Word Puts a Song in Our Hearts (Psalm 119:54)

Your statutes are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. Psalm 119:54 If you recall, the immediately previous verse speaks of the burning indignation the psalmist had because of the wicked. While he had a right perspective of the wicked, he did not lose his perspective of the Christian life. Even while living in [...]

By |2021-12-01T10:25:25-06:00December 13th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on The Word Puts a Song in Our Hearts (Psalm 119:54)

A Biblical Perspective of the Wicked (Psalm 119:53)

Burning indignation has seized me because of the wicked, who forsake Your law. Psalm 119:53 The psalmist is not without emotion. In other words, it is not as though he is unaffected by the prevalent sin in the world. In fact, he hates it. He hates the sinfulness of the wicked and their lack of [...]

By |2021-12-01T10:12:03-06:00December 6th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on A Biblical Perspective of the Wicked (Psalm 119:53)

Talking to Yourself (Psalm 119:52)

I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord, and comfort myself. Psalm 119:52 It is an interesting concept that the psalmist comforts himself. Let’s face it, we all talk to ourselves. It may be in the quietness of our own mind or out loud in our car as we travel down the road! [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:23:33-06:00November 29th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Talking to Yourself (Psalm 119:52)

Undistracted Devotion (Psalm 119:51)

The arrogant utterly deride me, yet I do not turn aside from Your law. Psalm 119:51 This first phrase presents a picture of tremendous opposition. Wicked people will hate true believers and they will use whatever resources they have at their disposal to oppose them. We are living in a day when we are beginning [...]

By |2021-10-19T18:18:10-06:00November 22nd, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Undistracted Devotion (Psalm 119:51)

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