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      Psalms 119:1-8                                         Sep. 5 - Oct. 2, 2019
      1 ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
      2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
      3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
      4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
      7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments.
      8 I will keep thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
      The following verse stood out to me...
      5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
      At first glance it seemed to me this person’s soul is poured out with intense desire to have God’s direction in keeping His Word.
      I made a small wood fire in our backyard for my granddaughter, Julia, since she would be staying overnight with us. My wife and Julia stayed outside at the fire for about half an hour. Then, I found myself alone to watch the fire die out on a particularly lovely evening. So I took my verse from above and began to repeat it for memorization. As I repeated the verse, I tried to contemplate the words and apply them to what I was seeing around me. 
      The moon and stars were out now peering through the scattered clouds above.
      [Genesis 1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. Genesis 1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, Genesis 1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.]
      Thought 1         
      The moon has stayed his course since the day God created him, also the stars, obeying the statutes directed by God from the first day they were created. Can you imagine God’s direction to the Moon and stars, “moon you will have a path through the sky above the earth, stars you will occupy the firmament above the moon and be clearly visible in the cloudless night sky.”
      Then, the trees, grass, even the air we breathe obey the statues God gave them from the beginning. None of these creations have souls, none have hearts, none have intelligence, but they all observe God’s statutes, His instructions for their limited time on earth.
      Thought 2
      What if we were like the moon, stars, trees, grass, or the other creations which have no soul? We would be directed to keep God’s statutes without choosing to keep them. This is not the image of God, there would be no dominion over other creatures, or over the earth. We would not be capable of experiencing the joy and peace of learning the love of God
      Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
      Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
      Thought 3 (October 2, 2019)
      Is the psalmist pleading God to force God’s statutes to become the man’s ways? No, he is speaking of his own failure in keeping God’s statutes and his desire to keep them, very much like Paul in Romans 7:14-25.
      God doesn’t work through force to turn men from their ways that they would desire His statutes or desire God Himself. Men must reject (repent) put aside his own ways and voluntarily seek God and His statutes.

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Pet Peeve:  VA Hospital has no problem ALWAYS calling you in up to an hour late but always at least 10 minutes late for every appointment.  However, if you are 5 minutes late for check-in your appointment is automatically canceled and it can take months to get a new one.

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On 6/18/2016 at 4:35 PM, Rosie said:

pet peeve, people who run red lights and think its ok

Right there with you Rosie! There is a small city near here where that's a big problem. Even if your light turns green you  have to be very careful to look both ways and slowly start to go because there are many who will go right through a red light if it's only been red for a couple of seconds.

 

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Pet peeve: getting anything greasy or gooey on my hands or body. Just. Can't. Stand it! Eat a burger-gotta have a stack of napkins. Work on the car? Stack of towels. Won't let my wife use any sort of pain-relieving stuff on my muscles because I can't stand the feel. Eww! Gloppy!

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7 hours ago, Ukulelemike said:

Pet peeve: getting anything greasy or gooey on my hands or body. Just. Can't. Stand it! Eat a burger-gotta have a stack of napkins. Work on the car? Stack of towels. Won't let my wife use any sort of pain-relieving stuff on my muscles because I can't stand the feel. Eww! Gloppy!

I'm with you there Mike, can't stand greasy stuff on me. When we were kids my mother used to smear Vicks vaporub on our chests the minute we got a cold. I have hated greasy stuff on me ever since. YUUUUUUK!!!

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People smacking their food at the table.

Dogs licking me.

People smoking around the gas pumps.

Telemarketers (Hallo...theees es "Sam" from the Windows teknigald depardtment callingh aboudt a proeblam with your compudter)..)

Photos of President Obama and Hillary

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I think my worst pet peeve is about fast food places like McDonald's. Why is it sooo difficult to put the product in the middle of the bun?

Now I know this is not the Waldorf, but it is extremely unsettling to have the sandwich come to you looking like they don't care about appearance at all, almost like they threw it at you. But that's only part of my frustration.

The real frustration comes when you try to get the sandwich apart to put the product in the middle. The classic is their fish sandwich. The fish and the cheese are half hanging off of the bun. It is all heated in a micro, so when you try to separate the bun from the product to fix it, the bun tears apart, because the cheese is stuck to both the bun and the product and the sandwich is extremely fragile.

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24 minutes ago, HappyChristian said:

My biggest pet peeve is that I don't have one. A pet, that is. :yeah:

Nothing at all? Might be interesting to ask hubby's opinion.  lol  :hide:

Whoooops, I just re-read your post and saw that I misread it. I thought you were saying you didn't have a pet peeve.  :blink:

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13 minutes ago, Jim_Alaska said:

Nothing at all? Might be interesting to ask hubby's opinion.  lol  :hide:

Whoooops, I just re-read your post and saw that I misread it. I thought you were saying you didn't have a pet peeve.  :blink:

Oh, I've got a lot of peeves. Maybe too many to choose just one. :laff cry:

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29 minutes ago, heartstrings said:

May I recommend a sheep...

https://www.facebook.com/millstonefarm85/

We're living with my mom right now. I really want a dog - haven't had one in so many years, other than a few visits with our granddogger - but she doesn't want one in the house. I don't think she's going to allow a sheep in, either. :D

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