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The Unfolding of Your Words

September 5, 2019

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The Unfolding of Your Words 

When a piece of material  or an article of clothing  is folded up,  it is difficult  to see what it really looks like.     But, when we carefully unfold it,  we can know for sure  what it looks like  and appreciate it.     The same is true with God’s word  in the Bible.     We might see a story,  verse,  or parable,  but we don’t know how it relates to everything else  in the whole Bible  —  or how it relates  to our whole lives.

That is why Psalm 119:130 proclaims  in praise to God,

The unfolding of Your words gives light;

It gives understanding  to the simple.

One does not have to have a theological degree  in order to understand  what God wants us  to know.     We just need to thoughtfully “unfold” God’s word to us  and think through  everything God is teaching us there.     To skim through God’s word  is of no worth to anyone  because we will miss the important values and truths God wants  to teach us.

When we study God’s word and take the time to think about it  and apply it to our life’s situation,  we will remember it.     Then when we read another part  of God’s word,  we will see the connection  to what God is teaching us  in various situations —  and that will lead us  to an even better understanding.

That better understanding  is like a “light” going on  in our hearts  regarding our personal lives.     That better understanding  —  that “light”  —  brings joy,  meaning and comfort  to our whole lives.     That is why the psalmist talks about wanting  to know more  and more  about God’s teachings.     Learning about God’s love, almighty power,  wisdom and majesty makes one grow  in faith and love  for our Creator, Redeemer.

Then,  with something we can really be happy about,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  Your word truly is a precious treasure  worth more than anything else.     Keep us strong  in Your truths.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

 

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

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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