Psalm 119:159-160 159 Look at how much I love your precepts. Make me live again, Lord, according to your faithful love! 160 The first thing to know about your word is that it is true and that all your righteous rules last forever.
[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]
Scripture provides me with a marvelous resource for growth toward wholeness — what many call salvation.
There are general principles that guide my life – ordinances and laws. (I am never sure whether there is a distinction between the two. All I know is that they are designed to restrict my behavior.) They re-direct me when I err.
When I really understand and live by scripture’s dictates, I find myself at odds with all the institutions that would manage and regulate my life — government, religion, social convention.
I want my life to demonstrate integrity at the deepest levels — integrity of thought, integrity of action, integrity of being. So, I seek to conform my life to the good news of Yeshua, who opens the messianic to us all, who catalyzes our salvation.
O Lord, let me understand according to the good news of your word so that I may find peace and justice therein.