“Take a good look at my trouble, and help me—I haven’t forgotten Your revelation. Take my side and get me out of this; give me back my life, just as You promised. ‘Salvation’ is only gibberish to the wicked because they’ve never looked it up in Your dictionary. Your mercies, God, run into the billions; following Your guidelines, revive me. My antagonists are too many to count, but I don’t swerve from the directions You gave. I took one look at the quitters and was filled with loathing; they walked away from Your promises so casually! Take note of how I love what You tell me; out of Your life of love, prolong my life. Your words all add up to the sum total: Truth. Your righteous decisions are eternal.” —Psalm 119:153-160 (MSG)
Devotional Thought for Today:
In the midst of our trials and temptations, when we stand on His Word consistently, He sees us through. Our assurance of salvation means nothing to those who dishonor God’s Word. God’s mercies are innumerable; we are revived in them. Although we are intimidated often by the thought of our enemy, we are never moved because His hand guides us. Those who dishonor God’s Word walk away casually from His promises. He takes into account how we love His Word; He rewards us with life in fullness.