in the presence of God – 538

many are my persecutors and my adversaries, but I do not swerve from your testimonies. i look at the faithless with disgust, because they do not keep your commands. [psalm 119:157-158]   as we tune our hearts to God’s presence, as we taste and see that the Lord...

in the presence of God – 537

great is your mercy, o Lord; give me life according to your rules. [psalm 119:156]   mercy = God not giving us what we deserve grace = God giving us what we do not deserve   without God’s rules, his law, how are we to know the magnitude of his mercy? if...

in the presence of God – 536

salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek your statutes. psalm [119:155]   commercial: as dizziness may be a side effect of (insert prescribed medicine here), do not operate heavy machinery before talking to your doctor.   why is it that when i...

in the presence of God – 535

plead my cause and redeem me; give me life according to your promise! [psalm 119:154]   once again, we go back to the beauty of the promises of God. we have three requests here. plead my cause, redeem me, give me life.    plead my cause– what is my cause and...

in the presence of God – 534

long have I known from your testimonies that you have founded them forever. [psalm 119:152]   your testimonies – all of God’s words … are his words, his voice. that you have founded them – they come from, originate in God’s heart and...

in the presence of God – 533

they draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law. but you are near, o Lord, and all your commandments are true. [psalm 119:150–151]   near far which of these describes your intimacy with the Lord?   God’s word tells us that...