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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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Well, I've been unable to access OB for about 24 hours because it wouldn't let me log in but for some reason it allowed me to this time.

I pray whatever was wrong may be okay now as it was terrible not being able to fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ.

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Well, I've been unable to access OB for about 24 hours because it wouldn't let me log in but for some reason it allowed me to this time.

I pray whatever was wrong may be okay now as it was terrible not being able to fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ.


LOL, yes, it has been aweful!!!
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LOL, yes, it has been aweful!!!


Agreed!!!

It's bad enough when I get busy and can't get to the computer to get on OB but it's terribly worse when I do have computer time and want (need?) to fellowship with my brothers and sisters in Christ here but can't.
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Well, hopefully they'll get it up and running for the rest of us soon. I'm on only as a guest, and this is about the only thing I can type on......before he removed the confirmation code, though, we couldn't even do that. It sure is strange. I went to OLB to get help from Kitagrl.....at least the problem isn't over there. :)

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Could any of you that keep getting logged off please send me your OB cookie? You can either send it to me in an attachment or paste the information in a PM.

Internet Explorer 7

1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.

2. Under "Browsing History", click Settings.

3. Click View View Files.

Find the OnlineBaptist.com cookie.

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Could any of you that keep getting logged off please send me your OB cookie? You can either send it to me in an attachment or paste the information in a PM.

Internet Explorer 7

1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.

2. Under "Browsing History", click Settings.

3. Click View View Files.

Find the OnlineBaptist.com cookie.


Help for the computer illiterate, please. (LOL) That was like looking for a needle in a haystack at first. I found a couple of cookies and a whole lot of GIF images (boxes, headers etc.) Now what do I do--they are just a big list? Oh, and how do you PM someone if you can't even log in at all?
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What I can't figure out is if I "cleared" the OB cookies, why are there still a couple there and all that other "stuff"?--bzmomo6 (besides the fact, I don't know what to do with them)

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I talked to my dh at work..............he told me to just clear it ALL, and that is what I did. Cleared every single cookie off the computer and cleared the cache, too (not just the OB ones). Don't know if it was necessary, but it worked. I'm up and running.............for now, at least!! :lol:

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I talked to my dh at work..............he told me to just clear it ALL' date=' and that is what I did. Cleared every single cookie off the computer and cleared the cache, too (not just the OB ones). Don't know if it was necessary, but it worked. I'm up and running.............for now, at least!! :lol:[/quote']

I pray all is well now.

In any event, it's great to have you back! :clap:
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