Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Long and Short of It...
The Longest Psalm is Psalm 119, and the shortest is 117.
Psalm 119 tells us: How to Use God's Word (the Bible)
~Live according to its laws (Psalm 119:1)
~Hide its words in your heart (Psalm 119:11)
~Obey what is says to do (Psalm 119:57)
~Meditate on its teachings (Psalm 119:78)
~Rejoice in its promises (Psalm 119:162)
And Psalm 117 tells us:
~To Give God Praise...His love is forever...Praise Him some more!
That's the Long and Short of it...But:
Sandwiched in between the two is Psalm 118 and it is the smack-dab-middle of the Bible. I wonder what He was thinking when He planned this scripture to be in this order? People want to argue over translations and language issues...but that's a discussion for another day.
GOD IS COOL and you couldn't have used any computer system we have today to make all these scriptures work together so well. Check out these 3 Psalms for yourself.
God has a method...we don't have to understand it to trust Him, but it is cool to see how brilliant He has always been, in any language!
And in the words of a great philosopher, "I love it when a plan comes together"! And this book, The Bible, is the greatest plan ever!
Trust in Him today. Read His Word and obey what you read. I'll give it a shot too.
Faith in Jesus as Savior saves us, but the instructions in His book will guide us.
Boy, am I thankful to have access to this truth. Pray for those who are the persecuted church around the world who do not have access to the Word of GOD or the freedom to share their faith. Just this week alone, Christians in Morocco have been thrown out of their homes and country and a church in India was ransacked.
What a privilege to be able to read the Bible today.
You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.