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The psalmist has three request to God in his prayer, Hear me, preserve me, hide me. Sometimes when burdens and troubles come we also pray, God please hear me. We want assurance that he will actually hear and respond to us at that time. At these times we need to remember and rely on His promises already given in the old and new testament “call unto me and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not:” Jeremiah 33:3. “And  whatsoever you shall ask in my name that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye ask anything in my name I will do it” John14:13-14. These promises come with a condition “If I regard iniquity in my heart the Lord will not hear me. Ps 66:18 The prayer always heard is the prayer for salvation and forgiveness of sin, He is ready to hear.  Preserve me the psalmist second request, in this day and time there are many opportunities for every believer to go into sin. There is easy and “secret” access to things which will destroy our testimony and fellowship with Christ. The internet has opened the free opportunity for satan to publish his devices and also for every Christian to publish what Christ has done for him and will do for all. (Every Christian has a testimony of how you came to salvation, just publish if for others to see amd maybe be helped by it). We all are subject to fail so we constantly ask God to keep us from sin daily. Hide me if the psalmist third request, Satan the wicked one seeks to devour ( 1Peter 5:8)  at times he uses the influences of his own followers, people we know at times our own thoughts, our eyes and ears anything where he can get a small opening to gain access to our lives to destroy our walk with Christ. Our prayer is for God to protect us from Satan’s attacks. Let’s beware of the little things we allow.

 

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The Word of God/Bible is wonderful, in it’s revelation, commands and promises. The revelation reveals to us a God who loves us, is holy, just and merciful. The commands are given for our protection. The promises gives hope for daily living and the eternal future. To get its’ benefits we must study to know it. It’s through the Word we get correct understanding and directions. Note it says to the simple, one doesn’t have to be highly educated to get revelation and understanding and guidance from the Bible, we just need to read and study it and rely on the Holy Spirit to teach us. Am not discounting the benefits we gain from preachers and teachers, most have studied greatly to get the knowledge they have. But it must also be personal for our own growth. There will be times the Holy Spirit warns us of incorrect teaching thought we may not be able to explain it at the time .I say this carefully just because one is educated with degrees will not always make them correct on everything we each must rely on the inner voice of the Holy Spirit.   A mark/evidence of one’s relationship to Christ is a desire for His Word because of our love for Him. It’s from the Word we are given life, it begins with the Gospel when we accept it as truth., then it gives us light and understanding for living to please God., it guides us and gives us and protects as we are tempted. It’s from the Word we get real concern, burden for the loss around us as we understand their end.   “129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. 131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. 132 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. 135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. 136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” Psalm 119:129-136

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