Extreme Desire

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Today's reading: Psalm 19 

David gives us some things to consider about God's instructions, decrees and commands and how they impact and play out in our lives in Psalm 19:7-11. As I was reading I found myself saying "Yes" and nodding my head in agreement that God's instructions are perfect and trustworthy, right and clear, making us wise. But after I read verse 10 I paused. It's here that David tells us God's commands and instructions are more desirable than even the finest gold and His Words are sweeter than honey. I had to ask myself, Tami, do you truly believe this (because it's easy to say "yes" and not really mean it)? Do you desire God more than anything else? And does your life reflect this? Well I do really believe this, but if I'm honest, I don't always act like I do. I fall. I stumble, and I'm guessing you do too.

So I'm curious, does David's description of God's commands, instructions and decrees match up with how you approach and feel about God's Word? And if we're struggling in this area or just not quite there, how can we work on getting to that place where we desire God and His commands more than all the rich things of this world? Tami

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I was reading this in the Voice

"The Eternal’s law is perfect, turning lives around.
His words are reliable and true, instilling wisdom to open minds.
8 The Eternal’s directions are correct, giving satisfaction to the heart.God’s commandments are clear,lending clarity to the eyes.
9 The awe of the Eternal is clean,sustaining for all of eternity.
The Eternal’s decisions are sound; they are right through and through.10 They are worth more than gold—even more than abundant, pure gold. They are sweeter to the tongue than honey or the drippings of the honeycomb. 11 In addition to all that has been said, Your servant will find, hidden in Your commandments, both a strong warning and a great reward for keeping them."

He does turn our lives around. Some days I am really good in my obedience to His words and other days I do struggle. I fall flat on my face some days to. But I know my Father forgives me if I ask Him and in the morning when I awake His mercies are new.


If there's anything we can count on in regards to this life's riches, it's that they're temporary. God's Word, on the other hand, is everlasting.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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