17 of 22 from Psalm 119
Psalm 119:129-136 PE. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. 136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
Our Psalmist begins by praising God’s Testimony. He tells us how God has helped him and how God will give understanding to all that desire His Love. At times, we know that King David’s testimony was not what we would call “good.” Yet, through it all, King David was “a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.”
As King David found, we can find that the core of our strength is God’s Love. In that strength, our testimony (our walk, our talk) ought to reflect The Love of God in our heart. Many will tell me they can be just like King David, and walk a walk with the world. (That is not so, because every time David “stepped out of line,” he and/or The Nation of
were punished.) Israel
God’s Will for “each and every one” of us is that we accept His Son Jesus as our Personal Saviour.
God gave His Son The Power over each of us. We as Christians need to use that “power” to lead others to God through His Son Jesus. Our walk ought to exemplify our Lord and Saviour. Many are criticizing football player, “Tim Tebow” for his praising God during his games. (If we would only do half as much within our Christian walks, “Amazing Godly Things” would follow our paths.)
“Reader, where do you stand within your daily walk? Are you after “[God’s] own heart” and do others “know” who you are following? Are you another “Tim Tebow,” or are you one who mocks what he does?”
“Christian, where do you stand? If you cannot relate to King David’s position (or for that matter “Tim Tebow’s,”) where in the “world” do you stand? Stand for God through His Son Jesus. Let others know what you are about. Have a worthwhile testimony. Start today.”
Bro John R. E Chastain