Once in awhile, on a Friday, I’ll continue to share my newest project that’s still in the “trying to find a home” stage. It’s a daily devotional that gives a scripture, word-study of key words in the verse, fresh understanding of the meaning of the scripture, and something to “chew” on all day.
You are part of my team, and you help me be a better writer, so I value your opinions and feedback. I pray that these words–though not perfected– jump into your soul, and you’ll experience the Bread of Life filling you up.
Come to the table.
Bread for the Day
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eye away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. Psalm 119: 36, 37
Turn: Natah (nä·tä’): to stretch out, extend, spread out, pitch, turn, pervert, incline, bend, bow. 1
Statutes: `Eduwth (ā·düth’): testimony or witness. 2
Selfish gain: Betsa`(beh’·tsah): Plunder; by extension gain (usually unjust): – covetousness, (dishonest) gain, lucre, profit. 3
Preserve: Chayah (khä·yä): to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health. 4
Your Word: “Most manuscripts of the Masoretic (Hebrew) Text translate the ending of v. 37 as life in your way. 5
According to the psalmist, life is all about focus—focus on God’s Word and way of living. It’s also about stretching and growing, turning my heart to God. It’s not easy to be stretched, but the testimony and witness of his goodness found in His Word restores me as I follow the law of love. It helps me live prosperously in the Lord as I live my life in his way and not of this greedy, selfish, idolatrous world.
Chewing on . . . how the Bible restores me a little bit every day and helps me stay focused on what matters.
Share your thoughts: How has the Bible helped restore you? Is there a particular story or verse that gives you strength?
Winner of the Giveaway!!
I will be drawing the winner of The Book of Ruth Key Word Bible Study on my Periscope broadcast Friday (September 9) morning at 8:20 ET. If you can’t join us, don’t worry, I’ll post the winner on the blog too.
. . . . And the winner is Debbie Johnson!! Congratulations Debbie!
To watch the Periscope replay click here. It’s twenty minutes of encouragement from Romans 12:12 and a review of our week!
Have a great weekend!
Grace by Grace,
If you like the sample devotional today, you can download a free pdf of Finding the Beauty Full in God’s Word. It’s 22 days of devotions just like the one today. I’m giving it to all my subscribers. The subscription box is in the right sidebar under my picture. If for some reason you can’t download the devotional, let me know. I’ll personally send it to you. I’m thankful for you!
I am doing that Psalm 119 devotional & am on day 10. It slows me down so I learn and let truth and insight soak in. I read everything fast, too fast. I am grateful for this devotion slowing me down as I savor this study.
That’s so awesome Patricia! I’m so excited you are enjoying it and it is slowing you down to help you study. That’s not something I thought it would do! The devos are so short! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Love ya lots!