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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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First impressions...

  1. Scanned the downloaded file with my antivirus to make sure it was safe...it was.
  2. It's as fast or almost as fast as Google Chrome.
  3. Installation was quick and easy...imported bookmarks from Chrome.
  4. Installed Adblock Plus from the Add Ons manager.
  5. Visited several sites...everything's working great.
  6. Tried a few games, and they worked great.
  7. Looks very sleek.
  8. Most importantly...the desktop icon looks really great!

I downloaded it from their official page...https://www.waterfoxproject.org/

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Waterfox is the current stable release firefox with only the name change to the code. the only practical difference is that waterfox is 64 bit and compiled accordingly for performance rather than for debugging like the 'official' buggy x64 nightly version.

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I like that they've included Start Page as their search engine. I've been using it for a while now. I was using DuckDuckGo, and I'm still a fan of it; however, their search results tend to be much less up to date and less comprehensive as Google.

 

Start Page offers the same safety benefits as DuckDuckGo, but you get Google search results.

 

Of course, you can make Start Page the default search engine, no matter what browser you're using...

 

https://www.startpage.com/eng/aboutstartpage/?

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I typically use Chrome 95% of the time.  It would be 100% if Chrome allowed me to chose a download location (such as too my flash drive or external HD) for anything I download.  Does Waterfox give me that option so I don't have any reason to use Internet Exploder again?

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I'm not at the computer that has Waterfox right now, but since it's built off of Firefox, I would imagine it would give you that ability.

 

I think that Chrome does give that option though...

  1. Click the 3 line icon in the upper right corner.
  2. Click "Settings"
  3. At the bottom of the Settings page, click "Show advanced settings..."
  4. Scroll down to "Downloads", and you can set the default for where you want your downloads placed. You can also click the box next to "Ask where to save each file before downloading", and that might give you the choice to save it to a flash-drive, etc.

It's worth a shot anyway.  ;)

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Once again you have saved the day for me on Chrome. You are correct, I now have the option of where to download files!  Are you sure you don't work for Google?  That's twice you have shown me how to use Chrome.

 

I was also able to add Ad Blocker Plus to the extensions on Waterfox, and it works great.

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If I do, they've neglected to pay me all these years!   :nuts:

 

 

You didn't check the email that told you your $. All they were waiting for is for you to provide your private info and bank details so the $ could be deposited. :biggrin:

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