My time spent with the Lord can feel all across the map and often, unpredictable. For Scripture is a firm foundation that never changes.
Rather, it is a commentary on the state of my own heart and the many life circumstances that I bring to the throne of grace: Some days, I come rejoicing: “Praise God for who he is and all he has done!
Nothing else compares, and nothing else assures our hearts like Scripture does. “I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts” (Psalm 10). “I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me” (Psalm 1)Come, let it echo your glad praises.
Nothing else points us to Christ like the Word, itself. “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and give me life in your ways” (Psalm 1). “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words” (Psalm 17). “Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble” (Psalm 15). “Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope” (Psalm 1). “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! “At midnight I rise to praise you because of your righteous rules” (Psalm 1).
My French granny says it is more hygienic to poo in a big hole in the garden, like she did when she was growing up, than it is to go inside. She also said that in olden days, people collected pee and used it to make plants grow better. An earlier question in The Last Word gave warnings about eating leftover rice.
I have seen this advice before, saying it is not safe to keep cooked rice for more than a short time, even in the fridge.
”Other days, I come tired and weary: “Oh Lord, come near to me and help me, I pray.”And yet other days, I come particularly thirsty: “My soul thirsts for you; my body longs for you, as in a dry and weary land.”How do you come? Come to the fount where wisdom, and life, and truth are found.
Despite our attitudes or feelings, despite the kind of days or nights we’ve had, the key is that we . Come to the sure and steady Word because it is the only firm foundation upon which we can stand.
The torch was passed in Isaiah 6 and even now the fire of God is being kindled in Tampa Bay to be a bright light in passing shadows of history.
If you’re wondering how to come to the Word today, consider these 15 beautiful benefits of Scripture: Come, let it nourish your dry soul. “I am severely afflicted; give me life, O Lord, according to your word! Come, let it keep you from falling into temptation.
“My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! “Depart from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commandments of my God” (Psalm 15).
Come, let it point out your wrong beliefs and actions.
“Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! Come, let it assure you of your eternal inheritance.