We have arrived at the last stanza of Psalm 119: 169-176. My desire is that you have fallen more deeply in love with our God, His Word, and His work as we have studied this Psalm. In these last verses, we hear the psalmist cry out to God, expressing a love of God’s Word, respect for His laws and commands, and dependence on God’s guidance each day. Do you hear the passion in these verses? Do you experience the same desire for understanding of God’s Word?
When I take time to read a passage several times, the Lord reveals new ways for me to apply His truth to my life. What I have written in these devotionals is just the beginning of what God has to say through them. There is so much more in this chapter that God wants to teach us all. During this study, I have prayed that the Lord has spoken directly to you; that He will make His Words new to you each morning.
Anamorphic art is new to me. I read about it first in “Our Daily Bread” on September 28 of this year. Sheridan Voysey explained it this way:
“ Appearing at first as an assortment of random parts, an anamorphic Sculpture only makes sense when viewed from the correct angle. In one piece, a series of vertical poles align to reveal a famous leader’s face. In another, a mass of cable becomes the outline of an elephant. Another artwork, made of hundreds of black dots suspended by wire, becomes a woman’s eye when seen correctly. The key to anamorphic art is viewing it from different angles until its meaning is revealed.”
He went on to point out that Scripture is much like anamorphic art.
“…the Bible can sometimes be hard to understand. But Scripture itself tells us how to unlock
its meaning. Treat it like an anamorphic sculpture: view it from different angles and meditate
on it deeply.”
Dig deep. Take your time. Take one portion of Scripture and read it over and over again until God speaks deeply into your heart. His message to you will likely change how you think and alter how you will behave. Make that portion of Scripture yours.
Lord, please open my eyes that I may see the wonderful things on your law. Help me understand Your words and discern how You want me to put them into action for every situation I face during this pandemic and in the years ahead.
“May the peace of God, that surpasses all understanding, keep your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4: 7
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