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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (14)

‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.’ Psalm 119:105     David’s experience of following God led him into dark and dangerous places. ‘I constantly take my life in my hands.’ (119:109) ‘The … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (12)

Your word, O LORD, is eternal;     it stands firm in the heavens.   Your faithfulness continues through all generations;     you established the earth, and it endures.   Your laws endure to this day,     for all things serve … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (10)

Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me. May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (8)

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   “…. when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be … Continue reading

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‘The LORD says to my Lord…’

The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” Psalm 110:1 One of my earliest memories of ‘church’ (as a three or four year old boy) is standing … Continue reading

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‘…with you there is forgiveness…’

‘If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared.’ Psalm 130:3, 4. I like to think that the Psalms of ‘ascent’ (120-134) sung by the … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (2)

‘How can a young man keep his way pure?’ asks the writer in Psalm 119:9 before he answers his own question; ‘By living according to your word.’ Young or old, it’s still a question with relevance for us all (not … Continue reading

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‘Oh, how I love your law!’ (1)

‘Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long,’ says the writer in Psalm 119:97. C.S.Lewis, in his book, ‘Reflections on the Psalms’, makes two points (among others) about Psalm 119, the great acrostic in the … Continue reading

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‘Praise the LORD…’ (4)

‘He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate–bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread that sustains his heart.’ Psalm 104:14, 15 … Continue reading

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‘Praise the LORD…’ (2)

‘How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.’  Psalm 104:24 The RSPCA chose the words of the old (1848) Anglican hymn, ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, for their … Continue reading

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