From early childhood, our parents instill a healthy fear of hurt, harm, and danger in each of us. We learn to respect the burner on the stove and that we should not speak to strangers. When our parents tell us that the world can be scary, we believe them and
💡“I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.” (Psalm 119:59-60 NIV) The landmarks are often unfamiliar to you whenever you go into an area for the first time. You are very dependent on following
💡“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” (Psalm 119:97 ESV) We recently rearranged our garage to install some new shelves along the walls. We had to get into some old boxes we hadn’t opened since we moved into our home five years
💡“I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words. I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise.” (Psalm 119:147-148 NIV) If you have ever been so perplexed by your life that you have experienced sleepless nights,
💡“Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.” (John 17:17 NLT) We all need to get feedback from others to help us make the best possible decisions. A wife may ask her husband for the simple truth of whether a specific piece of clothing
💡“Those who are righteous will be long remembered. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.” (Psalm 112:6b-8 NIV) Being inundated with bad news does not foster confident faith in God.
💡“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119:105 NIV) If you are human, you spend a lot of time predicting what will make you happy in the future. For some, it is a family vacation, and for others, it may be paying