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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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Followers of the religion of peace strike again.  As usual the main stream media attempts to keep the crazy Christians calm by not "printing all the news that fit to print".

http://gatesofvienna.net/2015/08/beaten-to-death-with-his-own-bible/#more-37184

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I saw this story online the other day, but have not seen anything about it since. I've not seen or heard anything on TV or radio. When I saw the story online I wondered if perhaps they hadn't used the Bible to beat him in the head.

When the criminals aren't white the media protects them. Like the other day when the black man murdered the two white news people he had once worked with. He even stated he killed them because they were white and he hoped to start a race war. The media quickly turned away from those facts and began trying to make the story about gun violence and the need to restrict guns. And "fair and balanced" Fox News, they chose to drop that part of the story too and instead decided to focus on mental health.

That liberal loon and Fox News employee even stated the 2nd Amendment was the stupidest thing in the Constitution and should be abolished. That set the other talking heads with him off into their mantra about mental health.

No, nothing to see here, there is no Muslim war against the West and Christianity; there is no war of blacks against whites and police. The real danger is that Hulk Hogan was caught speaking racist comments because someone recorded a private conversation where he used that dreaded "N word" which most all blacks use, most all people of other races who spend much time with or around blacks, most all rap and hip-hop stars use and people of every race sing along with, and most Hollywood actors use or have used in their movies. Yep, it's Hulk Hogan who is the real danger to America and Fox News made sure they covered that story again today so we don't forget just how racist and evil white folks are.

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