“I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.” Psalm 119:125.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Psalm 117, Psalm 119:81-176, 2 John, and 3 John.
I read Scripture regularly.
Some of it I understand and other parts I don’t understand.
Today’s verse is my prayer as I read the Bible: Give me discernment as I read it.
Will I be tuned into God enough to learn what I need to learn?
Every day I become more and more convinced that everything I do must be entered in total dependence on Him. I will mess things up otherwise.
The psalmist realizes His need and I must do likewise.
Discernment elevates the words to the understanding level. I want that.
I cannot live as I should apart from God. I cannot understand what He wants me to do apart from His guidance. How dependent on Him I must always be!
“Lord, I love You and belong to You, help me to understand what You want me to do. Break Your Word open to me. I know that it has what I need to know in it. Take me over, I beg.”
Pray this before reading the Bible: “I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.”