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all your commandments are sure;     they persecute me with falsehood; help me! [psalm 119:86]   o Lord,   let the cry of my heart be only”–help me–!” let me live out of that cry.   when i am prideful in my accomplishments–help me! when...

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for I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes. [ps 119:83]   a wineskin in the smoke of a fire was … dry, fragile, tired. a believer in the fire of this life can often get … dry, fragile, tired.   our...

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my eyes long for your promise; i ask, “when will you comfort me?” [psalm 119:82]   when you long for comfort, where are you looking? to the promises of God? the salvation of God in Christ Jesus? the goodness of the gospel? or the comforts from the world?...

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my soul longs for your salvation; i hope in your word. [psalm 119:81]   my soul longs. what does your soul long for today? i would say the longing of my soul waivers from day to day, depending on the desires of my flesh, my time with the Lord, the temptations of...

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may my heart be blameless in your statutes, that I may not be put to shame. psalm 119:80 the psalmist isn’t concerned with how he looks to those around him. he doesn’t care more what people think of him over the Lord. he wouldn’t care if people thought that he is...

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let those who fear you turn to me, that they may know your testimonies. psalm 119:79   turning takes intentionality. You won’t just happen to see something as if it were right in front of you. you have to physically make the choice to turn your head to notice...