Monday, March 18, 2013

Psalm 119 - 18 - Tsadde



137 Righteous are You, O Lord,
And upright are Your judgments.
138 Your testimonies, which You have commanded,
Are righteous and very faithful.
139 My zeal has consumed me,
Because my enemies have forgotten Your words.
140 Your word is very pure;
Therefore Your servant loves it.
141 am small and despised,
Yet I do not forget Your precepts.
142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
And Your law is truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have overtaken me,
Yet Your commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of Your testimonies is everlasting;
Give me understanding, and I shall live.


Lyrics from the New King James Version®. Copyright© 1982 Thomas
Nelson, Inc. Used by permission.

Had a pretty long day at work today, so I came home and ate some left over chicken and watched Rocky Balboa for the 12th time. Okay, maybe not 12, but I'm definitely approaching double digits. It's just such a great movie. The more I watch it, the more I realize that not only is it the only way the series could have ended, but it's truly the only way it could have ended. What I mean is that if it were never written, the series would have actually been incomplete. It may not have seemed like it, because we never know what we're missing, but it still would have been. 

Makes me think a little about life... How I don't know what I'm missing. Not in a depressing way, not at all, but it just makes me think. Am I realizing all that God wants me to? What if there is some blessing I'm missing out on because I haven't taken some step of faith to get?  I've got a few examples in mind...  But then I can also think of a number of things that I have experienced and never would have if I hadn't taken some risk or other. Moving to Oregon is a pretty good recent example. I never thought I would have moved here... Yet it's been a tremendous blessing. Wonderful. 

Maybe I'm just rambling because it's late and I'm tired. I didn't even talk about today's psalm. That's okay. I've made a commitment to post one psalm every day for 30 days. So far so good!