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Give Me Understanding According to Your Word

September 13, 2014

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Give Me Understanding  According to Your Word

When we don’t understand  the things  that happen  in this world,  we need  to turn  to our LORD  in prayer.     Our lives are uncertain  and the things  in this world  can be so confusing.     Often there seems  to be so many sides  to an issue  that we become downright perplexed  about what is true  and what is untrue.     People with opposite opinions  and viewpoints  all vehemently claim  their way  is right.     The issues  in life  are so many  and so varied  —  and we want to be  on the right track.     So,  what should we do?

Get honestly grounded  in God’s word  —  not some other person’s word.     Many  of life’s perplexities  are guided  by the word  of God.     That is why  Psalm 119:169 prays,

Let my cry  come before You,  O LORD;
Give me understanding  according to Your word.

It’s one thing  to pray  to God  for guidance  and understanding  —  and a totally different thing  to willingly listen  to His  “word”,  believe it,  and obey it.     In order  to be fair  with God Almighty,  we really need  to be genuinely willing  to read,  study,  and inwardly digest  His  “word”  to us  —  all of it,  not just bits and pieces.     There’s no sense  in praying  if we don’t care enough  about God’s teachings  to bother  to open up His  “word”  to us  and read it  every day.     There is more than a lifetime’s worth  of learning there.

God will not  “Give me understanding  according to Your word”,  if we  don’t respect Him enough  to make His  “word”  an important part  of our lives.    We should not lazily skip  God’s word.      That is why Psalm 66:18 says,

If I regard wickedness  in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.

But,  God gladly guides  and helps us  when we sincerely seek Him  according to His  “word”.      As Psalm 119:58 says,

I sought Your favor  with all my heart;
Be gracious  to me  according to Your word.

Our Lord  makes so many promises  to His children  in His  “word”  —  but we need  to respectfully honor  His almighty,  eternal  “word”  to us  by reading it each day  and allowing it  to strengthen our understanding  and faith  in God’s truths.

Then  with seeing eyes,  open ears,  and understanding hearts,  we will praise our LORD and Savior,  and say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for all the grace  You give us  through Your holy word.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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