Month: May 2017

Blessings of ingesting God’s Word

Knowing God through His Word ... Day by Day

Past 7 of Sam Storms’ commentary on Psalm 119:

What blessings and benefits accrue to those who by God’s grace and energizing presence actually ingest his Word? What may those expect who fix their faith on obedience to what he has revealed? Here’s a sampling:

  • they are declared: “blessed” (vv. 1-2),
  • they “shall not be put to shame” (vv. 6, 31, 46, 80),
  • they will be kept from sinning against God (vv. 9,11),
  • they enjoy beholding wondrous things (v. 18),
  • they are spared scorn and contempt (v. 22),
  • they receive counsel (v. 24),
  • they experience true life (vv. 25, 37, 93),
  • they are strengthened (v. 28),
  • they experience the enlargement of the heart (v. 32),
  • they avoid selfish gain (v. 36),
  • they find wise answers for their enemies (v. 42),
  • they experience comfort and delight in the midst of affliction (vv. 50, 52, 92, 107, 143, 153),
  • as well as…

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10 Things You Should Know About God’s Omnipresence

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by: Sam Storms

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Helping One Another

Digging Daily with Pastor Michael

S (Scripture): Psalm 70

4 Let all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you.
Let those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”

5 But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!

O (Observation): The psalmist seeks deliverance from enemies, but also something to run to: a place, destination, or a great comforter. God is that comforter. And while the psalmist cannot run to the comforter physically, the spiritual comfort effects the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the psalmist.

A (Application): On a day like today, I’m frustrated and in need of a deliverer. It’s hard to be a pastor when your own father is in the hospital.

The approach is different. The questions are different. The weight on my shoulders is different.

I say quietly, and in my own…

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