Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bread for the Journey



I drove down to Seattle a few weeks ago to spend time with my son and his family.
It's a three hour drive from our home and on the way down, I memorized Psalm 19.  
The Psalmist's description of  the glory of God and the value of  His word to us is something I want to resonate in my heart and soul and having the words "hidden in my heart" helps to do that.

Psalm 19
The Heavens declare the glory of God
The skies proclaim His handiwork
Day after day they pour out speech
Night after night they declare knowledge
There is no speech or language where they are not heard
Their speech pours forth in all the earth, their words to the ends of the earth
In the heavens, he pitches a tent for the sun,
which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion
or a champion rejoicing to run his race.
It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other
There is nothing that is hidden from its heat.


The Law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple
The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart
The commands of the Lord are radiant, bringing light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever
The ordinances of the Lord are true, and altogether righteous
They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold
They are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb


By them your servant is warned and in keeping them is great reward
Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep me also from hidden faults, that they may not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless and innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.


4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Bev for reminding me of those beautiful words. It surely is a great passage to commit to memory.

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  2. Breathtaking photographs and beautifully illustrative of those ancient,
    wise words of praise. Both are bread for today's journey...many, many thanks, Bev.

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  3. Beautiful in every way! What a wonderful passage to memorize.

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  4. What a beautiful way to memorize scripture! You will always remember the scenes whenever you quote the verses now. I remember memorizing Psalm 19 in 2004. I was walking on my treadmill every morning before going to work. The treadmill was I. My backyard storage building and I can still recall the scene to my mind. Early morning quiet with just the hum of the machine as I filled my heart and mind with God's Word.

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