– Karen Pourbabaee
“I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Thine ordinances before me.” Psalm 119:30 NAS
Earlier in Psalm 119, the psalmist pleas with God, “I am a stranger on the earth. Do not hide Thy commandments from me.” (v.19) The words of a desperate, lost soul. One begging for direction and consolation, just like the rest of us, millennia later. The road map for us sojourners is God’s Word so eloquently elevated in this psalm. These are the treasures found along the faithful way:
Purity (v.9,11): God’s Word woos us toward His way, the way of holiness and purity. Read it daily.
Counsel (v.24): He speaks to us through His Word…it is living and has a Voice. Listen for it.
Revival (v.25,40,50,93,107,149,154,156): Open your mind and heart to God’s Word in your season of languishing. Those times in the valley, determine to read God’s message of revival, then receive it.
Strength (v.28): Need courage to step forward? God has a specific Word for your journey and it will strengthen your soul. Pray for it.
Lovingkindness and salvation (v.41): God’s lovingkindness always gifts us with salvation. Unwrap it.
Hope (v.49): Hope is the anchor of the soul. It stabilizes our lives that we may advance in living hope. Reach for it.
Comfort (v.52): In fears and tears, His Word whispers solace into our hearts. We can go on with one Word from Him. Seek it.
The faithful way begins with God’s Word. It’s not a passive way. Notice the verbs…read it, listen for it, receive it, pray for it, unwrap it, reach for it, seek it. But “it” makes all the difference in this world.
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