Today, we start a new series at McElwain Baptist Church, RESTORED. Sadly, I’m missing the first sermon because I’m home with “stomach” cramps. I can give testimony to His restoration! I am being restored! I am so thankful that Jesus redeemed me and is continually using His word to restore my life. This is my meditation for today. I need to be reminded that the Word of God is sweet and pure because sometimes it cuts deep, exposing my depravity. I must not fear the truth because as God cuts away my selfish desires I more clearly see His love for me.
Meditation: A Lamp And A Light from the hymnal
Isaiah 40:8,2; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; Psalms 19, 119
The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever!
All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the hear.
The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever.
The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; In keeping them there is great reward.
Teach me knowledge and good judgement for I believe in your commands.
I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
Praise be to You, O Lord; teach me Your decrees with my lips I recount all the laws that come from Your mouth. I rejoice in following Your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
My heart is set on keeping Your decrees to the very end. Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your law.
I meditate on Your precepts
I consider Your ways.
I delight in Your decrees.
I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You. It is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.