"I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word." (Psalm 119:16)
How could I? "The Word of God," Jesus, spoke, "the words of God," to me long ago and saved my life. I shall eternally be thankful.
What I see and receive in the Word of God is not so much intellectual insight, as much as Life impartation. There are still passages which I cannot fully understand or explain------------ but I continue each quarter to read them. Remember, it is getting, "the words of God," into my mind and into my heart which is the objective. Too many people do not submit to this very gracious work of the Holy Spirit. They try to understand, grasp some "deep" revelation. They are like the four guys in the Book of Job, always desperately trying to understand and thinking they can give people answers. Good luck with that! Why can't religious people just accept the fact that there will always be in this life things which are, "past finding out"?
My Major Prophets reading today had a very interesting statement. "[Then said Jeremiah] O Lord, my Strength and my Stronghold, and my Refuge in the day of affliction, to You shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited (The NLT says, 'left us a foolish heritage') nothing but lies, emptiness, and futility, worthless things in which there is no profit!" (Jeremiah 16:19, Amplified Bible). I never want anyone to say that of me. For me, if Jesus Christ and His Words are not the first to follow, "I will delight," and, "I will not forget," my life is nothing but, "emptiness, and futility, and worthless things." But since Jesus and His, "statutes," His, "Word," I cannot forget, and in, "Whom is all my delight," then my life is not empty, futile and worthless. It is very full, purposeful, and of worth.
Father, in Jesus' Name, what blessed impartation, what blessed, "delight"----You and, "everything which proceeds from [Your Mouth]." Amen.
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When Peter, an 18 year old Norwegian, "heard the call to evangelize China, on that day he not only emptied his wallet into the collection plate, but included a small note with the words, 'and my life.'"
"Looking unto Jesus"
"Looking unto Jesus"