Reflections – 2015.11
The Value of the Word of God (v. 71-72)
Hope in the Word of God (v. 113-120)
The Truth of the Word of God (v. 160)
Maybe a challenge you could accept is to read Psalm 119 once / week throughout the month. You will benefit. When I was first learning how to walk as a Christian, I was taught something called the “wheel” … here it is:
Christ at the center, the obedient Christian living a life of prayer, witness, fellowship and study of the Word. Psalm 119 is all about the Word and its benefits, but touches on all of the spokes above. As I have grown as a Christian, I can only say that what was once a “what kinds of things I need to do to be a good Christian” kind of picture, is almost a “living” picture now … these spokes are more than things we do, they describe the nature of our relationship with Christ – hearing Him through the Word and speaking to Him in prayer – and our relationship with neighbor, brother and sister, living lives of witness before the world and fellowship with other followers of Jesus … It is good to be able to “roll along” with you as we follow Christ together.
The end of November will mean the end of our current Psalm series and the beginning of a new series focusing on the birth of Jesus from Isaiah 9. I am looking forward to it all and am glad to be your pastor.