Verse of the day
“I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.”- Psalm 119:93
If you look back over your life think about that one thing that happened in your life that changed you that one lessoned that you learned the hard way and you will never ever forget. I can remember two incidents that tied together that I will never ever forget. I remember while in college for homecoming, one of my friends decided that he was going to be obedient to the theme “Set Your Homecoming Out” and he got so drunk. The next day when we got up for breakfast this dude was still laying in the grass where we left him and I thought about how dumb that was. The other incident involved another one of my friends. His grandmother used to drink and smoke everyday especially on weekends. Well it got to her and one day we were at the hospital visiting her and I saw her laying in her bed gasping for air, struggling to breathe because of her desire to drink and smoke. Those incidents helped me to decide to never drink or smoke period. There were other
situations as well but I can proudly say that I have never ever had a drink or smoke in my life and I don’t plan to start now. There are significant moments in our life that we will never ever forget and it is those moments that will cause a shift in our lives in a positive direction.
Paul will never forget that day that he met Jesus on the road to Damascus. After that encounter his life did a complete 180 and he never looked back. The text today is saying that we should never forget God’s commands. God has instructed us to do something in our life and many end up learning the hard way. However, after we learned that hard lesson we never wanted to go through it again.
For some reason though there are some people who just don’t care or maybe they don’t value life much because they keep going down that same road over and over. They have retraced their steps so many times that it is like being trapped in a cycle that you can’t get out of. God does everything for a reason and most of His commands are conditional. Some things He is straight up about and it is only one way for you to respond and that’s it. Either way if God is the only one, who can preserve you, protect you, the only one who can keep you in perfect unaltered condition how could you ever forget what He’s done for you. By now the whole world should have heard the Gospel regardless to if they believe or not. But you, you know better and those who you keep in close company should know better too.
Don’t allow the enemies plot to blind you and cause you to bump your head on crazy. We play with our friends all the time but God He is not the one. If Jesus hasn’t done anything else for you, He gave up His life for you. He paid a price that none of us are willing to pay. So don’t allow yourself to get caught off guard. Don’t ever forget how great God is and what He has done for you. Can you imagine what life would be like if Jesus would have changed His mind? What if God would have said forget those folks; they are not worth my one and only son? Where would we be?
God I will never forget your precepts because by them you have kept me. Thank you.
Jesse R. Watson Jr.