Saturday, February 16, 2008


Our heading for this blog uses Psalm 119:105 to call attention to God's word as our necessary daily guide "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." Often we fail because we are not readers of the word. If we read it at all, we read it superficially. If we read it, meditate on it, memorize it, then it will be a blessed help to us. Remember in this same Psalm it is written "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee" (Psalm 119:11). This does not keep us from sin altogether, for we are told "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Also we are told "If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us" (1 John 1:10). So we do sin, sometimes sins of commission, and sometimes sins of omission -- but we do sin. Yet an answer for this problem is again found in Psalm 119:9 "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word." So the word of God is our nourishment, our protection, our light. These things we need for our daily walk in this fallen world. The reason so many believers are defeated, discouraged and depressed is lack of meditation in God's word. We need to be in it daily, and pray to God for forgiveness and guidance daily. CW

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