Precepts

Last night I had a dream.  In my dream, I was telling my friend about Psalm 119:173.  I woke myself up, talking out loud to my friend.  I looked it up this morning because it is not one that I have memorized.  It says, “Let Your hand become my help, for I have chosen Your precepts.”  What are you choosing?

Isaiah 28:10 says, “For precept must be upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”  The word ‘precept’ is used 21 times in Psalm 119.  According to the Strong’s Exhaustive it means: a commandment, statute, mandate; something appointed or authorized by God.

It makes me think about Psalm 19 and the things God’s word does and is.  Verses 7-9 say that it is perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, and righteous.  It converts our soul, makes us wise, rejoices our heart, and enlightens our eyes.  His word endures forever.

Verse 10 says that His word is to be desired more than gold, and that it is sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.  Money can’t buy it, nor can anything rival it.  Verse 11 says, “Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward.”

That takes us to John 14:21.  It says, “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me.  And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”  He wants to make Himself known throughout every situation in our lives.  Nothing is impossible for Him, nor is He ever blocked in His purposes.

Do you love His word?  Does it guide your choices and decisions?  In Him we live, and move, and have our being.  He is our All In All.  Psalm 18:30 says, “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”

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