Posted by: Larry Hoekman | June 15, 2017

Psalms — Psalm 119:145-152 – Promises, Promises!

Day 2777:  Actually starting another summer vacation as I finished my temporary job yesterday! 

Scripture:  I cried with all my heart; answer me, O LordI will observe Your statutes. I cried to You; save me and I shall keep Your testimonies. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words. My eyes anticipate the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word.

Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; revive me, O Lord, according to Your ordinances. Those who follow after wickedness draw near; they are far from Your law. You are near, O Lord, and all Your commandments are truth. Of old I have known from Your testimonies that You have founded them forever. Psalm 119:145-152

Thoughts/questions: Foxhole promises! Timely to make but hard to maintain. The psalmist seems to also make one – promising God that if He were to save him from whatever circumstances he was in, he would keep God’s laws.

We may or may not have made promises to God when things were bleak, but all of us have made some type of promises to our Father. But then what? If you were like me, you made some; for example doing a daily devotion or praying more, and after a time those promises, like a New Year’s resolution, find there way into our history.

So do we stop making commitments? No! You never know, one might stick. I failed often but 2,777 God2me posts later, I found one that stuck. If I did, you can too! Find a spiritual discipline that is important to you and make your PROMISE to Him!

Suggested prayer: Almighty God, I am weak, but with You I can do all things . . .

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