January 5th, 2014

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Psalm 119:89-104

Our daily Bible study often resembles skipping rocks across the surface of a lake. We skim passages for something that sparks our interest instead of taking a serious plunge to see what lies within. So many believers leave the deep stuff for “the experts” who know how to explore the original language and context to correctly apply the Truth to life.

David reminds us that true insight is not found through secondhand teaching, but personal mediation on God’s statutes. Every believer is invited to dive into the depths of God’s Truth. If we prayerfully seek help from the Holy Spirit to understand what the passage reveals about God, about our human condition, and how it can address our present situation, we will not be denied. Those who seek will indeed find. Those who do not are prone to follow their feelings or advice from well meaning, but sometimes-misguided friends. The results can be disastrous.

The key to insight is a personal quest to know God and to daily learn from Him. Only then will we gain the discernment to know right from wrong.

Author: Janine Metcalf

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