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“May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.” Psalm 119:78 (NIV)   A lot of our difficulty in life is caused by other people. So, today’s stanza of Psalm 119 shows us the importance of focusing on God when we’ve been[...]

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“I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.” Psalm 119:63 (NIV)   Psalm 119 continually pictures life as being on a path or a journey. As we discussed previously, walking with the Lord puts us on the narrow path where few others travel[...]

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Have you noticed that people today are more likely to express what they feel than what they think? There’s nothing innately wrong with emotions—God designed them. The problem is that feelings are eclipsing facts. Consequently, people don’t just demand respect for their emotion-based choices and opinions, but full acceptance of[...]

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“He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.’” Luke 24:46-48   Our final Holy Week conversation is the most enjoyable because[...]

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“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18   Think about what the day after Jesus’ death must have been like for His disciples. Friday had been devastating, and now they were left to contemplate all that had happened and all He had taught[...]

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“The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law.” Psalm 119:51 (NIV)   Many Christians today understand what it means to be ridiculed for believing God’s Word. The Bible is openly mocked from the halls of education to the halls of our nation’s capital. It’s touted[...]

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“I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:25-26 (NIV)   Nothing is quite as humbling as sincere self-evaluation. As believers, we are to constantly measure our lives by[...]

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“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18   One of the main reasons people give for not reading the Bible is not understanding it. This, however, is not a valid reason for followers of Christ. God gives us everything we need to grasp[...]

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“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.” Psalm 119:9   The concept of personal purity seems antiquated in our society. Vulgarity is now normal and lewd behavior is mainstream. Anyone who tries to live an unsullied and undiluted Christian life is[...]

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