In the Happy, Happy, Happy post I shared with you I am studying, meditating and absorbing Psalm 119 this summer. I also have the privilege of teaching it to our women’s Sunday School class these past few weeks.
Several observations and questions:
- Do I face everyday circumstances, even the mundane of housework, yard work, parenting, going to school, going to work __________ you fill in the blank, with a view to please the Lord by knowing and following His Word?
- Do I seek God with ALL my heart? an exclusive and total devotion to God?
- Psalm 119:4 says to keeps God’s precepts diligently=exceedingly, to keep very much
- Verse 18 “Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction.” Not give me a plainer Bible but give me insight to know my Bible, only God can open my eyes.(ESV note)
- Do I delight, rejoice, treasure, love, pursue, cling to God’s Word?
Today we didn’t get very far in our study of Psalm 119 because of two questions I posed:
The first one was taken from www.plinky.com Ten years ago, did you expect that your life would be anything like it is today? I added the second–how has your life matured in the Lord in the last ten years?
We had a great discussion how God has transformed us into women who want to be Christ-centered and others oriented. Even as Christians it is our tendency to be navel gazers rather than pouring our lives into those around us.
Psalm 119:19 was a great way to wrap up our class time
I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me.
I asked if we live as if we are so-journers, pilgrims, strangers on this earth? Do we live as if earth is our temporary residence and heaven is our home?
I loved what one ‘sister’ shared regarding being a stranger in a strange land:
I am out of my element when I am a traveller.
We didn’t have much time for discussion so will come back to this passage next week.
Is the pilgrim-spirit the pulse of my soul?(ESV note)