Daily Bible Study

@just4him (132515)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
August 4, 2016 9:05am CST
Day 138 Psalm 119:153 Psalm 119:153 RESH. Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law. 154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word. 155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes. 156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments. 157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. 158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy word. 159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness. 160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endures forever. When people turn against us, we want someone to advocate our cause. We want someone to believe our innocence and find the truth and bring those who caused the trouble to justice. The psalmist knew persecution and he knew who his enemies were. He also knew there was only one person he could turn to, to advocate his cause and deliver him – the LORD God. He knew the promises contained in the law, and knew God would deliver him from his enemies. As Christians, our enemy is Satan. He brings about chaos and crisis in our lives, persecution and condemnation to the point where we have only one place we can turn for help – God our Father and Jesus our Savior. Jesus has promised to be our advocate against Satan. 1 John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (KJV) 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. (KJV) With Jesus on our side, we have nothing to fear from man, for there is nothing man can do to us that Jesus cannot defend us from. The psalmist knew God would be able to deliver him better than any man, and turned to God when trouble came his way. Do you know where to turn when Satan comes calling? Let’s pray: Father, thank you for sending Jesus, your Son, to be my advocate when Satan rises against me. Help me turn to you first when trouble comes my way. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 4 August 2016 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
4 Aug 16
Amen! Good lesson and prayer! :)
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@just4him (132515)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug 16
I'm glad you enjoyed the study.