Monday, February 9, 2015

Bonus Reading, Psalms

The Desire to Be Taught God's Word  

Today's reading is the first part of Psalm 119, the long song about the richness and beauty of God's teaching in the holy scripture.  At the beginning, it praises God for the Torah, noting how those who follow its teachings lead happy and blessed lives.  Then, it becomes a plea for the soul, hungering and thirsting for the teaching of God, which replaces the dust and hunger of the world with satisfaction and faith.

Read Psalms 119:1-32  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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