FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY, 2020
THEME: RIGHT ATTITUDE TO THE WORD
PASSAGE: PSALMS 119:73-80
HYMN: MHB 240- O WORD of pity, for our pardon pleading
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 119:73 “Thy hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn Thy commandments.”
The Psalmist in our passage says “Give me understanding that I may learn Thy commandment” (Psalms 119:73b). The Word of God is not like any of the literature and other uninspiring books that flood several book stores and libraries. Rather, the Word of God is full of inspirations, revelations and messages meant to direct our footsteps as Christians. Our attitude to the Word of God should be that of:
– Daily meditation (Joshua 1:8, Psalms 119: 78b).
– Putting our hope in the Word of God (Psalms 119: 74).
– Taking delight in the Word of God over and above all things (Psalms 119:77b).
The knowledge of the Word of God will enable us (Christians) to avoid evil in all its appearances and lead a blameless life (Psalms 119:80). This Word of God, when shared, will be like light shining in the darkness. The world is wallowing in thick darkness because believers have refused or are ashamed to speak the Word of God. This carefree attitude to the Word of God is very bad.
Obedience to God’s Word is a very important attitude to the Word of God because it is only when we are obedient that we truly prove that we are children of God. God is looking for people who take delight in keeping His commandments and obeying His Word.
Do not allow the mundane things of this world to divert your attention from the Word of God. Keep doing the will of God as enshrined in His Word and you shall rejoice in the end. God’s Words are lovely; meditate on them day and night, in season and out of season.
PRAYER: Almighty God, help me to always meditate on Your Word and do that which pleases You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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