God’s Word


Turn my eyes away from what is worthless.
Revive me with your word.

~Psalm 119:37, NET


“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years.”

~Charles Spurgeon

I love Psalm 119 which is David’s testimony about his affinity for God’s word. David uses twelve different words in reference to God’s word {Commands, Laws, Statues, Ordinances, Precepts, etc} Many parts of Psalm 119 are laments so evidently David was experiencing some type of ordeal or trial, but whatever was troubling David, it did not diminish his love for the word of God nor his commitment to obey the word. Jesus told His disciples, “If you love me, you will keep My commandments.” Love is a verb. It is more than a word; it is an action. Job was severely afflicted. Other than Jesus, I cannot think of anyone who suffered more than Job. In chapter seven he laments his dreadful condition. Job said {7:4}, Lying in bed, I think, ‘When will it be morning?’ But the night drags on, and I toss till dawn. When you are in pain, it is hard to focus on anything other than the pain. When David was perplexed and hurting, he turned to God in prayer. David prayed because he needed intervention. David had no fix or solution to his problems; what He did have was the word of God and it became his lamp. Nine times in Psalm 119, David will ask the LORD to revive him. David realizes that his zeal and experience are not a match for his problems–He needs help from above.

David’s enemies hated him and were coming after him. They wanted both his throne and his life. They had one thing in mind–destroy David. They sought to do this by highlighting his faults and discrediting his testimony. They applied an unyielding and incessant pressure–praying for him to fail and hoping he would cave it, but they did not succeed because David was committed to the Word of God. The one thing we learn for sure in the temptations of Christ is–We cannot defeat Satan apart from the Word of God.


Finished up the JBS at Sardis Springs last night and LORD willing, I will enjoy some quiet time in the Eastern Gate HG today. I have to be thankful; how could I be otherwise. God has blessed me beyond anything I ever imagined. I want to thank the Sardis Springs Baptist Church for a wonderful week. We have family and friends at SS. It was good to see them all.

I want to thank all my prayer partners and there are several: Our DOM was praying for me along with several others and I am indebted. I did struggle a bit staying on my notes but all in all, things went well, and I appreciate the prayers. They mean more to me than you know.

Keep praying for those who are experiencing difficult times; especially the Kallas family.

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