Engage the Light

June 1, 2020

Read Psalm 119:129-136

“Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, because I long for your commandments. Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name. Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me. Redeem me from man's oppression, that I may keep your precepts. Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes. My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.”

Reflect

How does God’s Word shine light into our lives? How has the Bible changed your thinking and led you into truth?

As we draw into Scripture, God’s message takes hold of our minds and our emotions and occupies our souls. Yet inevitably, our stubborn human wills push us into a conflict with the Holy Spirit. We interlock with Him and wrestle with a hard concept or a command … usually feeling the sting of a guilty conscience:

How can I forgive and turn the other cheek after what they did to me?

Be holy as You are holy? Lord, You know my secrets and the things that hold me back. I’m not even sure if I’m cut out to be a Christ-follower.

What do You mean “there’s a log in my eye”?

Ultimately God wins! Getting entangled with truth untangles sin. And if we surrender control to Christ, our wills begin to mesh with His. We pledge ourselves to a new way of relating to others, and we come into agreement with God. Our faith is once again active. Finally, we’re moving and growing—often in unexpected ways!

Engaging God’s Word is the process of learning how to think and love biblically.

Pray

Lord, untangle sin in my life. Change my thinking, renew my heart. Amen.

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To the questions: how can God's word shine light into my life? And how the Bible changed my thinking into truth? Without a doubt the work of the Holy Spirit has convinced me of sin, He makes me to see clear, he reveals me his word and strengthen me.
Indeed the Lord's Word is a source of life. Ever since I started loving and feeding on the Word, my life has been transformed in a dramatic way. And the more I delve into it , the more my appetite for it grows. Hallelujah!
Amen! Yes Lord I can relate to this ! There are times I question my salvation and Christianity ! I get so caught up in the world that it clutters up my emotions and thinking ! Help me here ! In Jesus name I pray Amen 🙏
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE HELP ME BE SILENT & CALM AROUND MY ENEMIES;CARRY ME THROUGH LIKE WINGS OF A EAGLE;I SERIOUSLY NEED YOU WHERE EVERYWHERE I GO ME & ALL MY FAMILY NEED YOU24/7;THANKYOUJESUS!@1
Lord, you see and know my struggles. Help me, let not my will but Yours be done in my life.
I love this :How does God’s Word shine light into our lives? How has the Bible changed your thinking and led you into truth?what does the Bible primarily teach? The answer is : What man must believe about God and what God requires of man.
When I keep God's commandments he bless me.
i REALLY needed this word today. Thank you for your verse. Have a great day!
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19
So many times I point my finger at others, but I must remember, "three fingers are pointing back at me."
God’s words are the foundation of the soul. They are the rock of salvation and the treasures of hope. Without the word of God the truth of who God is would be hidden. The creation proclaims the glory of God but the word reals who he is and how much he loves us. Amen