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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, July 9

Psalm 119:125


I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.


As human beings, we always want to know more. We want to understand before we agree. But there are some things we will just not understand on our own. Before this week of readings, I think I was hoping to come across some secret key to better discernment of God’s will through scripture study. But I think the “secret” is not a secret at all. It is God’s grace and love for us which allow us to understand and grow closer to him. When God needs us to understand more, we will understand more. He will not ignore our cries for help, peace or comfort. And He will not allow us to go astray if we are walking with Him.


Lord God, hold me close to you. I want to know more; I want to learn. But I want to learn truths, and not be misled. Help me, I pray. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Psalm 119:125


Give discernment to me, your servant, then I will understand your laws.


To receive the discernment the Psalmist desires (and us) we need to stay rooted in scripture. We need to apply scripture to our daily decisions. Too often I go off on my own without first checking scripture for direction. Although scripture serves us well as we live our time here, there are still many mysteries we don’t quite understand.


Prayer: Gracious God, help me find more time to spend with your words. Amen


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Tom
Tom
6 days ago

Psalm 119:125

The closing hymn I picked for worship this Sunday is “We Will Understand Better By and By.” While the OT reading is not from Psalm 119, the sense is the same. Only by putting our full faith and trust in our walk with the Lord, will we gradually come to better understand God’s statutes, how to live them and what benefit they have for living the life of a believer. We must not make things impossibly complicated like the Pharisees or overly legalistic Christian sects, with hundreds of rules to follow. It starts with the foundation of Jesus’ command to love God and love our neighbor. From there we gradually build a kingdom life as God, bit by…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
6 days ago

Tuesday, July 9th, 2024

Psalm 119:125

I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your statutes


I should have the same attitude as David. As I grow in my spiritual maturity,

I wish I could apply scripture when I need the most help. My greatest discernment is my patience. I have very little and as my husband becomes more frail, I find it very difficult to show him the understanding  and patience that he deserves. There are over 100 verses in the Bible for patience. Ephesians 4:2 (With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love) is the one I will  refer to the most when I find myself in these troubling situations.there…


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