Daily Reading: 7-5-16
Psalm 119:73-80 The Message (MSG)
Yesterday was such a wonderful day! What a great celebration of freedom this nation enjoyed; one nation formed to live under God. As I watched an amazing fireworks display, my soul just lit up with excitement and gratitude for our freedom. We live as free people, yet we must never use our freedom as an excuse to live contrary to God’s righteous paths for our lives. He is our Maker and knows the plans He has for us. Our biggest assignment is to know Him and live by His wisdom.
Our passage this morning is from the longest chapter in the Bible. The psalmist understands that to grow in revelation and understanding we must stay in God’s Word. The culture of the world can confuse us and cause us to live contrary to God’s wisdom; therefore, His Word was given to be a guide. The Word is more than what is written on the page; sometimes the text is a challenge to understand with our natural minds. But, praise God for the work of the Spirit. The Spirit brings holy revelation and power to apply God’s wisdom to our lives. Wisdom is the tune we should all dance to as individuals made in His image.
With your very own hands you formed me;
now breathe your wisdom over me so I can understand you.
When they see me waiting, expecting your Word,
those who fear you will take heart and be glad.
I can see now, God, that your decisions are right;
your testing has taught me what’s true and right.
Oh, love me-and right now!-hold me tight!
just the way you promised.
Now comfort me so I can live, really live;
your revelation is the tune I dance to.
Prayer: Father, thank You for loving me, giving me life, and teaching me what is right before You. Help me to surrender my life to the transforming work of Your hands, today, as I bow to learn from your Word. Help me to be gracious to others as they make their own journey with You. Holy Spirit, cause my soul to dance as I live what is true and right. In Jesus’ name. Amen.