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Monday, July 22, 2013

Established and Protected

Working through Psalm 119:129 – 136 this morning I saw some things in verse 133 that challenged me a bit.
Without help I am pretty much helpless... Thoughts at DTTB.
The first phrase, “Establish my footsteps in Thy word,” reminds me that I cannot be established in God’s Word apart from His work in my life.  Does not matter how much time I invest.  How much I read.  If He does not establish me I will not learn anything.

The second phrase, “And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me,” reminds me that like the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9 – 13, I am pretty much helpless in the face of sin unless the Lord enables me to withstand it.

As a man I like to think I am able to stand on my own, independent, a warrior for the cause.  But the Word tells of a much different reality.  I am completely dependent on my Lord, not only to learn of Him in His Word, but to stand against the continual onslaught of temptation that this world throws at me daily.

I cannot do this on my own.

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