Psalm 119:137-144  צ Tsadhe  You are righteous, LORD, and your laws are right. The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words. Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them. Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts. Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true. Trouble and… Continue Reading…

God plus one is a majority.  So, how do we form that winning coalition?  And when will we know it’s time to move forward in its strength?

Psalm 119:129-136  פ Pe Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Redeem me from human… Continue Reading…

And the walls came tumbling down.  But that happened only after Joshua fought the battle of Jericho with three principles in mind. Today we’ll look at clues on breaking down the walls that confront you.

Psalm 119:121-128  ע Ayin I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors. Ensure your servant’s well-being; do not let the arrogant oppress me. My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise. Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees. I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes. It is… Continue Reading…

Are there spots at the edges of your life-map marked: “Here There Be Giants?”  Places and situations you dare not go?  Even if going meant you were obeying God? Ron Moore shrinks the giants in your life and encourages you to slay them.

Psalm 119:113-120 ס Samekh I hate double-minded people, but I love your law. You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God! Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will… Continue Reading…

Psalm 119:107-112 I have suffered much; preserve my life, LORD, according to your word. Accept, LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts. Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my… Continue Reading…

Psalm 119.105-106 נ Nun Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws. While on maneuvers, a battleship lookout spotted a light in the dark, foggy night. After noting the light’s coordinates, the captain recognized his ship was on a collision course with another vessel. The captain instructed, “Signal the ship:… Continue Reading…

They were at first annoying, then oppressive, then horrific.  Demonstrating the power and holiness of God, the ten plagues on Egypt ended in death and sacrifice. But for Israel they brought salvation…the Passover. The Lamb provides salvation to all who sprinkle His blood on the doorposts of their heart.

Psalm 119:97-104 מ Mem Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts. I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey… Continue Reading…

Singer songwriter David Wilcox say’s it well, “When you lay your dreams to rest, you can get what’s second best, but it’s hard to get enough.”  Just ask Moses.  He laid his dream in the sands of Egypt and fled to Midian, content to spend his life for second best.  But God had another idea.  Just like he has for you.

Psalm 119:93-96 I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life. Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts. The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes. To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless. Have you ever heard comments like these? When I read the Bible in the morning I have… Continue Reading…

Great things are not completed in a day.  A leader, a nation, and a life take time, preparation and instruction.  And those things are never easy. This is the story of the second greatest man in the Bible.

Psalm 119:89-92 ל Lamedh Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you. If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. Change is the only constant. Tomorrow will never be the same as today. Friendships change. Think of… Continue Reading…

When it seems your world is spinning out of control where is the handle to steady yourself?  What truth is there that will make it all bearable? This is the true story of a man who knows your pain.

Psalms 119:81-88 כ Kaph My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word. My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, “When will you comfort me?” Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees. How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors? The arrogant dig pits to trap me, contrary… Continue Reading…

He stands tall in the pages of scripture.  A man bent and broken because he wrestled with God.  A liar, schemer and cheat whom God pummeled into a patriarch of the Jewish nation. Ron Moore looks into the troubled character of Jacob and the defining moment that changed his name and destiny.

Psalm 119:73-80 י Yodh Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word. I know, LORD, that your laws are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me. May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. Let your compassion… Continue Reading…

Psalm 119:65-72 ט Teth Do good to your servant according to your word, LORD. Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands. Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees. Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart. Their hearts are callous… Continue Reading…

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