God's Truth for Trying Times - 3/22/21
God’s Truth for Trying Times - 3/22/21
We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).
READ: Psalm 119:161-168
"[Sin and Shin] Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of your words. I rejoice at your word like one who finds great spoil. I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love your law. Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules. Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. I hope for your salvation, O LORD, and I do your commandments. My soul keeps your testimonies; I love them exceedingly. I keep your precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before you." [Psa 119:161-168 ESV]
CONSIDER: Here is a person that is persecuted by people but loves the Lord and clings to his word. The consistent pattern of their life is to hear the word and obey it. God knows your heart.
THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?