Write it Down and Carry it With You

When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law... It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law... Deuteronomy 17:18-19, NIV


 The passage above is taken from the instructions that God had Moses give to Israel to guide them when selecting a king. Though God was their true King, He knew that the people would eventually demand a human king, and the LORD wanted to ensure that these future kings would be prepared to lead His great nation. And the only way that could happen would be for the kings to write God's laws down and carry it with them so that they could consult those laws every single day.


This is what the 119th Psalm challenge is in its essence. It is to take one verse from the 119th Psalm each day, beginning with the first verse and continuing to the last, and write it down and carry it with you. Then, consult that verse as you go through your day. Consider what it means, and how it will help you in the various situations that you will find yourself in on any given day.    


In other words, learn God's commands and apply them to your life! !f it was good enough to lead and guide those whom God would set on a throne to lead His people, we just might find a similar benefit in our daily lives. The first of this week's seven verses is as follows:


Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Psalms 119:1, NIV


Do you think that this eternal truth would help you today? Why not write it down and carry it with you and find out. Then, continue to do this with each subsequent verse on each day until you are done. You will be glad you did! 


Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165, NIV