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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, March 20th, 2020
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What would happen if the world collapsed around us? That possibility doesn't seem so unlikely of late, considering the infections, the deaths, the financial collapses, the shortages, the quarantines, and the frantic panic just below the surface.

More than ever, people feel alone. Not only are we forced into isolation, but we fear that if we don't stock up on essentials, even hoard what we may need, then we could be left abandoned and hopeless.

This is a very strange time. Our natural urges to self-protect may outweigh our enlightened senses to love, share, and assist.

It's times like these when we should keep our eyes fixed on what's right, what's good, and what's true. None of us want our world to descend into chaos and anarchy. It's times like these when God's word is an essential standard on which to set our unwavering gaze.

That's one reason I love Psalm 119. Look at the verses 9 to 16, from today's Psalm: we see the writer imploring us to use God's law to stay on track, to fix our eyes on it, to stay focused. We're reminded to meditate on God's law, to not forget it.

I believe that the more we make scripture a part of our everyday life, memorizing and integrating God's word into our daily routine, then the bigger the change we'll see. We'll be filled with the fruit of God's spirit, and become people of love, joy, hope, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control!

That is exactly what we need in such tumultuous times! When we're unsure of the future, it's even more important to depend on what has been unchanging for millennia!