Dear Woman of God,
The Psalmist cries out to the Lord, “Oh, that my ways were directed to keep Your precepts diligently’ (Pslam 119:5). He desired to be lead and instructed by the Lord in order that he may keep the Lord’s precepts. As we move on to Pslam 119:6-8, we see how the Spirit works when we cultivate an appetite for God’s Word.
Dear Woman of God,
Yesterday we read in Psalm 119:1 that the undefiled are blessed. We also made the distinction that undefiled does not mean sinless. It means seeking God with a whole heart. Today, the Psalmist continues to untangle the necessities of deepening our desire to know God and His holiness in Pslam 119:2-5 by describing the character of the God-fearing person.
Psalm 119 is known to be the longest Psalm. However, this Pslam also portrays the passionate desire of the Psalmist to intimately know the Word of God and his hunger for God’s holiness. As women of God we should desire this intimacy with God and His Word as well. This means we should actively and intentionally pursue God’s Word. This is the purpose of the Psalm 119 Devotional Series.
Idle word” means a “word that accomplishes nothing neither in ministering grace or instruction to those who hears it.”As I read that meaning, the lightbulb slowing turned on and with it absolute horror! I finally got it! God will judge my every word (oral & written) that has accomplished nothing. Flashes of conversations flooded my thoughts – moments of unguarded conversations; things I’ve written on social media and different platforms; times when I’ve lied; the list goes on. And if God judges my small talk, how much more will he judge my words that were deliberate?!
With her resolve in place she arrives at the well. Quietly, yet determine to maintain her resolve, she begins to draw her water. Then something unexpected happened, the man, … this Jewish man, asked her for a drink (Jn 4:7).
Are we willing to be obscure? To be unseen? Un-Praised? Unnamed? Looked over?In the body of Christ, some of us are called to be obscure. Not everyone can be the head or the hands, eyes, etc. Some of us are to be the toes, to be the liver, a pancreas. Parts of the body that are hidden and unseen yet, if they stop working the entire body fails.
We all have our demons, skeletons in the closet, and baggage. These things haunt us and makes us feel unworthy and unacceptable to be used by God. But, guess what? – God’s grace DOESN’T CARE!