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April 1, 2022 9:00 am
Psalms 119:154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
The Resh or head/beginning has to do with choices and here asking Jesus for help, I share a story that will help explain.
This is the Truth Network treasurers of thinking around the hundred 19 Psalm today that letter, meaning head, but also in so many ways it's virtues are okay or dogs chooser. You know the direction that you're going to go is based on the idea of the radiation so here is the understanding of the previous wisdom, which is verse 154 plead my cause and deliver me. Quicken me according to thy word and you're the point here is, I've got more more about this verse is the reason why we need them to plead our causes because our chooser has gone awry. And so is and always the case with 119 Psalm the first.
Let the first word in the verse in Hebrew accord, of course, starts with that radiation and so that radiation letter comes at the head of the word plead and so is asking the Lord to plead with that fascinating.
I mean who would that be obviously would have to be Jesus was pleading his cause. I mean, it's absolutely cold that understanding of the wisdom of you know, considering is that he's needs first wisdom is that if asked God consider and secondly understanding would be that Jesus needs to play upwards. You know I just I have struggled with my chooser and I don't know if you have the same struggle I do, but I just do that and so were asking here for Jesus to choose us essentially and deliver us. Quicken as meaning makers alive in your word and and this is so amazing. If we can be made alive.
If our chooser can be go in our head can go in the direction of of the word, wow, what one of waterfall understanding if we could actually do that because again when the understanding has to do with doing.
You know, as we choose these things we actually literally have to do them and so just to show how I struggle with this.
Just last night, my mother long distance to love the watch movies on lifetime which has some horrible content and I never I do my best to avoid her where she's watching him or whatever because like it just sounds like murder. The whole time that she's watching these skeletons.
But anyway, as I walked by I went to do something for my wife and I just walked by the room and I heard overheard something that was being said in the movie that was pretty suggestive and immediately my mind. My chooser went there, I mean I wished I struggled with it for the next 15 or 20 minutes. I was just trying to choose a God show me delivered from where my mind is going with this piece of information I did not want it was fascinating to me that I really didn't get a solution. I mean, I I read my nightly devotion which I do this. Spurgeon devotion is called morning and evening that was given to me by James Banks at absolutely beloved that. And, and I did that and I prayed.
I was like God just help me see why I'm choosing these things over other thing and so this morning actually is fascinating to me that I was studying this verse in this idea of choice, and I remembered a phone call I got yesterday from a wonderful listener by the name Ron who had been listening to the ideas that I'd shared on the I letter because with being proximity in time and space and he had called me and we had a wonderful discussion about that letter and about how getting close to God as it is this one of which merits he said when he heard it on the air. When I talked about it on? I shall.
He actually pulled over so we could just get a feeling of what it was. I was talking about because he'd had an experience back when he was in college. Wonderful story about this professor who'd gone awry a Bible professor who was teaching actually blast me about the Bible and he kept challenging him and the kids in the class got upset with him because they just want to get through the class and he felt in this a closeness to God struggle any sense God's pleasure, but he sensed it in the sense of proximity and a sense of how close he was to God, which again gets you closer to eternity, which gives you that idea of you know of a loss of anxiousness because when you're in eternity. What can you be anxious for as it began to think about what he was telling me and that testimony of his that he shared with me yesterday. Believe it or not, that testimony was the answer to my problem the night before. Right. I can see now why I needed to choose God and and and moving closer to God. Rather than going in the direction that this suggestive thing. It taught me was like man now I you know I it was it was it was obviously he was pleading my cause and delivered me, but it took hold more time I wasted what you know that.
In other words, I wasn't sitting there just bathing and that all night but I will. I was still struggling a little bit with why can I get my chooser to go completely in this other direction well, I was delivered from that, this morning because again I think it was praying this verse and thinking about this verse that I really you know what I'm seeking afterlife, which is exactly what this verse is talking about when it says Quicken me I am want to look for life in all the right place in the wrong place and I walked, not just my mind to do that is one thing but if my heart is in fair then numbly continue to struggle so I my heart has to be on board.
My soul has to be on board an otherworldly week.
We gotta get the whole thing together and that isn't so easy, so I want. I love love love this verse and I love the fact that obviously we can't do this apart from God. Right.
Apart from me you can do nothing but good. This is nothing apart from you. As the psalmist says so you know here we see that it it it requires Jesus to lead our because it requires God's help in so many different ways for our head are so chooser whatever that looks like alliteration study. I hope you enjoy. This is much as me to list