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Give Me Understanding

December 22, 2015

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Give Me Understanding

Many people  don’t understand  their need  for a Savior.     They seem  to only understand  their desire  to earn more money  so they can buy  the things they want.     Some desire an “understanding”  of certain subject matter  in school,  so they can pass a test.     Others desire an  “understanding”  of how  to become more popular.

It is good to have understanding”  in many areas.     But,  the most important  “understanding”  everyone truly needs  is the “understanding”  of  our sinful natures  and of how God wants  to lead us  to salvation.     Knowing that,  Psalm 119:33-35 prays,

Teach me,  O LORD,  the way  of Your statutes,
And I shall observe it  to the end.
Give me understanding,  that I may observe  Your law
And keep it  with all my heart.
Make me walk  in the path  of Your commandments,
For I delight  in it.

Only God Almighty  can give us  eternal life.     We need  to understand  that none  of our goodness  is able  to make us worthy  of eternal life.     We need God  to “teach”  us  “the way”  of His  “statutes”  —  His rules for being deemed righteous  and worthy of eternal life.

God’s rule  is that we understand  that sin really  condemns eternally  —  and that faith truly  makes us righteous.     Faith makes us righteous  because it is accepting the truth  —  the truth that we are sinners  —  that Jesus is God come down  to save us  —  that Jesus fully paid  for all our sins  on the cross  —  and that God’s love for us  is always urging us  to understand  His ways  by letting Him teach us  in His word.

Since we don’t always have  a natural bent  for wanting  to do things God’s way,  it is important  to pray,  “Teach me,  O LORD, the way  of Your statutes,”  and  “Give me understanding”.

“Understanding”  the pure love  of God  for us,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your ways  are filled  with goodness  and love.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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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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