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A Verse for Meditation

Torah ScrollMake me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4 

  • Why do we need to know God’s ways?
  • Secular thinkers say that you know something is right when it makes you happy. You don’t need God to tell you what is right. How can you respond to that worldview?
  • Sometimes you come to “know” something in a flash of insight. How do you test things you think you “know” that way?
  • Which takes longer – to tell a child “sit down” or to teach a child to behave courteously during dinner? Why does God need to guide us using both methods?

A Verse for Meditation

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 19:8

Do you think the study of law is delightful? What is it about the Lord’s “precepts” that might make you rejoice?

Is there a “yes” somewhere in all those “Thou shalt not” statements?

When we want to explore something complicated, we often say that we need to “shine some light” on the subject. In what way does the “commandment of the Lord” shine light on things?

The word “precept” can be thought of as a principle or teaching. What other words come to mind? How does that word change you reaction to the idea of “law?”

A “commandment” could be a directive or an order. What other words come to mind? How is your reaction to the word “commandment” different from your reaction to the word “precept?”

What is the value of God’s law to you in your daily life?