Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thy Law, My Delight



Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me. Psalm 119:92-93


I got the idea for this WFW post from a blog post I just read yesterday. I have this VOM magazine and the cover picture touched me as well. Look at her hands and look at the Bible they are holding. This lady has no doubt undergone some type of persecution and her Bible has been burned, as you can see. But the persecutors have not destroyed God's Word nor have they incinerated this woman's love for it. Indeed, no doubt the spark of affection that the child of God has for His precious Word only is inflamed and burns all the brighter under the face of affliction.

As the psalmist says, the precepts of our Lord do quicken. That means they "keep us alive." Amen and amen.


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15 comments:

Harter said...

Wonderful post. Happy Word-filled Wednesday!

Wanda said...

Awesome word Maxine! God's word can not be bound or burned up. To think how many of us have several Bibles but often fail to open them. But this dear soul clings onto that badly burned Bible.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Some of my favorite encouraging Bible verses. Thank you! And a prayer request. I just heard of a professing Christian mom of 5 in Pakistan who has been condemned to death for telling others about Jesus! Please pray for her to be delivered. Voice of Martyrs has article about it - www.persecution.com/public/newsroom.aspx?story_ID=MzE2

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Susan said...

Oh Maxine,

This brought tears to my eyes. To think what others go through around the world.

We are so blessed here in our country, the word is so abundant.

God help us for not treasuring His word the way we should.

How touching...

Thanks so much♥

Maxine said...

Yes, Kaye! I know about that Christian in Pakistan. We must storm the gates of heaven for her!

Stephani said...

Thanks for stopping by my photo blog! ~ This is a wonderful post. I too support VOM and get their magazine regularly. We have so much to be thankful for!

Cathy said...

Bless her precious heart, Maxine. In this world there is much tribulation, but thank God for His everlasting Word.

A Hopeful Heart said...

Wonderful post, Maxine!! It really is amazing the extent of persecution that some people endure...and yet it does not dampen their commitment to the Lord. In fact, their commitment generally grows stronger.

Oh, what people of faith!!

Blessings,
Patti

jhunnelle said...

praying for the persecuted churches, His word is unstoppable.

Wonderful post.

Blessings!

LisaShaw said...

I'm in tears looking at this and reading your sharing Maxine. Wanda's comment (2nd above) speaks it all for me.

Thank you for sharing this powerful message! Love you dear friend!

Denise said...

You made me take a look at my heart and my life concerning reading my bible. There is a sign here in town on one of the bigger churches that says" The bible is the most purchased and the less read" Oh how true....... I have too many bibles and looking at them on the book case yesterday gave me pause.. I need to give some away........

I am happy to be back blogging.. I have much to say about the past few months of my life.. I will be writing over at Samaritan Women....

Debra said...

Awesome post Maxine! I had not heard of this magazine. I would be interested in a subscription if possible. That picture breaks my heart!

Susan Skitt said...

my heart is moved...oh precious hands holding the Word...

Laurie said...

I so agree with your words, Maxine, and the Word of God you have shared here from Psalm 119. My heart weeps for this dear sister, and my heart also yearns for those of us who live in comfort and safety, that our love for His Word will deepen.

I'm sorry I didn't see this until today, Maxine, and I thank you for sharing this with us. I so appreciate you, dear friend!

B;essings,
Laurie