Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 12 – Lamedh
This post challenges you with the Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 12. If you would like to start at the beginning of this series using the Evaluation of Desperate Dependency and Psalm 119, click here. You can also find a listing of all the previous posts in this series at the bottom of this post.
Constant. Faithful. Firm. Stable. Eternal. Enduring. Limitless. What is there in your life that fits those descriptors? Psalm 119:89–96 (Lamedh) elaborates on God’s Truth with these reassuring words.
Ponder what the Psalmist reports in the Lamedh section of Psalm 119.
89 Your eternal word, O LORD,
stands firm in heaven.
90 Your faithfulness extends to every generation,
as enduring as the earth you created.
91 Your regulations remain true to this day,
for everything serves your plans.
92 If your instructions hadn’t sustained me with joy,
I would have died in my misery.
93 I will never forget your commandments,
for by them you give me life.
94 I am yours; rescue me!
For I have worked hard at obeying your commandments.
95 Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me,
I will quietly keep my mind on your laws.
96 Even perfection has its limits,
but your commands have no limit. (NLT)
Could You Have Written Psalm 119:89–96?
Too often we resist change with loud protests. But frequently our complaints evidence our desire to control our circumstances the way we want. However, God remains the only unchangeable One.
Do you identify with the writer of Psalm 119:89–96? Is His Word your stabilizing force? Evaluate your status of dependency on God. Mark the statements that currently and consistently (more often than not) describe you.
❏ I believe the word of the Lord is eternal and stands firm in heaven.
❏ I believe that the faithfulness of the Lord is as enduring as the earth He created, extending to every generation.
❏ I believe the regulations of the Lord are still relevant and that everything serves His plans.
❏ I would die in my misery if the instructions of the Lord did not sustain me with joy.
❏ I will never forget the Lord’s commandments, for by them He gives me life.
❏ I ask the Lord to rescue me because I am His. I work hard at obeying the commandments of the Lord.
❏ I am not distracted by the wicked that try to destroy me. I quietly keep my mind on the laws of the Lord.
❏ Perfectionism is not my goal because the commands of the Lord are my highest goal.
Reading Psalm 119:89–96 offers a divine prescription of hope and security. We have a solution of stability when we feel out of control because of the constantly changing world. God knows our needs, and He has provided the protection we seek. By consistently connecting to His Word we may cling with confidence to His perfection that does not fail.
Share the truth of Psalm 119:89–96 with someone today. Will they see you as a hypocrite if you do? Are you brave enough to ask? Let your light shine to reveal the truth. And allow His light to expose truth.
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May you grow in desperate dependency and find Christ relevant to every area of your life!
Click on the links below to go to the previous installments of the Evaluation of Desperate Dependency.
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency Ps. 119:1–8
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 2 Ps. 119:9–16
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 3 Ps. 119:17–24
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 4 Ps. 119:25–32
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 5 Ps. 119:33–40
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 6 Ps. 119:41–48
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 7 Ps. 119:49–56
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 8 Ps. 119:57–64
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 9 Ps. 119:65–72
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 10 Ps. 119:73–80
Evaluation of Desperate Dependency 11 Ps. 119:81–88
(excerpts from Desperate Dependency by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis)
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