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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2020, 12:38:27 PM »
Looking at the Word (Psalm 19:7-11)

The 'book of nature', though universally available, is not always an easy one to read; for not everything in nature reflects the character of God. He has revealed Himself far more fully and clearly in His written word. The very fact that He has made the effort to communicate with us shows His desire to have a closer relationship with us.

The Scriptures bear the same signature of authorship as the skies, revealing that God our Creator is also Yahweh, our Redeemer. Just as the sun gives light and warmth to our world, so the Bible gives light and warmth to the soul (verse 7). Like the all-illuminating light of the sun (verse 6), it can reveal what is hidden deep inside our hearts (Hebrews 4:12); like the heat of the sun, it can transform us. It contains God's manifold wisdom (in the form of stories, laws, commands and promises); and if we read it and meditate upon it, it will make us into the people God intended us to be.

To meditate on God's words will do us no end of good (Philippians 4:8 ). Do we value them as highly as David did?
"They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb."
(verse 10)
"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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Re: Psalms 1-41
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2020, 02:39:26 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good post yes the word of God is Christ through him and for him all things are created and the created things are the proof of his existence.
the word of God tells us what he has done what he is doing and what he will do and as you say let us meditate on his word every day looking for what he has done and is doing and will do which is good for building our faith.

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« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2020, 09:22:04 PM »
Looking at the human heart (Psalm 19:12-14)

Because we are incapable of achieving the righteousness defined by God's Law, one of its main functions is to convict us of sin (Romans 3:20). Our natural consciences are dull (verse 12); we do not recognise the full extent of our own failure. But God sees it all, and as we open up our hearts to the searchlight of His Word, we discover the need to confess our sins and seek His forgiveness.

To a large extent we can control our behaviour; but our innermost thoughts and feelings are another matter, and there is no hiding-place from God's scrutiny. He sees my hatred as clearly as an act of murder (Matthew 5:21,22), and my lust as plainly as the commission of adultery (Matthew 5:27,28). On the Day of Judgement, our thoughts will be 'used as evidence' in the same way as our deeds (I Corinthians 4:5).

"I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the Kingdom of Heaven." (Matthew 5:20) It should be obvious that we cannot even approach the high standard that is required of us; we cannot make ourselves clean both inside and out. If I am to be worthy of a holy God, I need His help. And so I share in David's prayer:
"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing in Your sight,
LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer."
(verse 14)
"Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble." (Proverbs 28:14)

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« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2020, 02:31:24 PM »
Hi Deborah
Thank you for another good and interesting post to stimulate the little grey cells had me thinking of these words.

Jer 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 
Jer 17:10  ?I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.?      


Its the heart where God looks so let  us do our best to keep it clear of evil and prey for forgiveness so that when we speak from the heart it will be with the Love of God.

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