why I read it

(I am cheating a little bit. This is a post from my Facebook page yesterday. Not everyone who reads my blog, reads my Facebook so I thought I could post this here and cover everyone who follows either one).

Somehow I got a day ahead on my daily bible reading so I just flipped open my bible to Psalm 19. Verse 14 was part of the Lutheran liturgy.

The Psalm praises God’s word.
“The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing 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, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:7-14 NIV

To recap for my easily distracted mind, Gods word is:
In them are warning and reward.

Through them I am lead and shown my own sin.

May the words that I say and even more deeply, the thoughts I think be formed and influenced by your words God, forgive me when I fail.

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?

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