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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 mind and come from his very...

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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 evil...

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in the presence of God – 532

hear my voice according to your steadfast love; o Lord, according to Your justice give me life. [psalm 119:149]   how much must God love us to truly listen to us! we go to him with worries He commanded us not to worry about, fears we forget to pray about, and with a...

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in the presence of God – 531

my eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that i may meditate on Your promise. [psalm 119:148]   what’s worth losing sleep to you? maybe it’s the playoff game, last-minute work, or the next episode of your favorite tv show. what would it look like for you to...

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in the presence of God – 530

i rise before dawn and cry for help; i hope in your words.  [psalm 119:147]   have you ever been awakened in the middle of the night, just to toss and turn, your mind racing, evading sleep? i had a night like that last night.   it is a blessing. all seems...

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in the presence of God -529

i call to you; save me, that i may observe your testimonies. [psalm 119:146]   why does God give us trials? why do we experience suffering in this life?  in my life, right now i am experiencing some stress as i go through a major life transition.  i want to be in...

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