Daily D – Psalm 19:7-8

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Psalm 19:7, 8 
The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. 
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 
The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. 
The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living. (NLT)

The directions of GOD are plain
and easy on the eyes. (MSG)

A quick trip to the airport and a flight to see our curly-haired granddaughter is an hour away. A notification from the airline says our plane left its location a few minutes early on its way here. 

We need to dress, finish packing, load the car, hit the road, grab a parking shuttle, and zip through security. A short hop toward the east will follow. Our son will pick us up at the airport and our granddaughter has promised to give her grandmother a huge hug.

Crosby Stills and Nash sang a short song that became a hit back in the ‘70s. It was called, _Just A Song Before I Go_. Also before I go, I read God’s words carefully arranged for this morning and found in Psalm 19. The last line of verse 8 says,

The commands of the LORD are clear,
giving insight for living.

The Message paraphrase puts it this way:

The directions of GOD are plain
and easy on the eyes.

We need a helping handful of God’s instructions day by day. So before my buddy and I wing away, it’s good to pause for insights for living today. 

What is God saying to you?

I will seek God’s insights for living day by day.

Our Father, awaken me day by day with an expectation of new learning, growth, and development. Amen. 


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