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April 18, 2021 – Psalms 112-116

“Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them” (115:3-4,8). Charles Spurgeon observed, “The [smallest] insect has more power of [movement] than the greatest heathen god.” Our God is all in all; the idols are nothing.


There’s a very important principle here: those who make idols become like them. We can expand the principle: Those who spend their time in worldly pursuits become like the world. Those who desire the fellowship of the ungodly become like the ungodly. Those who spend time in God’s Word and with God become like him.


“Blessed is the man who[se] . . . delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night” (Psalm 1:1,2). Then, hear James: “The truly happy people are those who carefully study God’s perfect law that makes people free, and they continue to study it. They do not forget what they heard, but they obey what God’s teaching says” (James 1:25 NCV). And, so, daily, we read the Bible, we meditate on it, and we even sing about it.


Sing them over again to me,

Wonderful words of life;

Let me more of their beauty see,

Wonderful words of life;

Words of life and beauty

Teach me faith and duty.

Beautiful words, wonderful words,

Wonderful words of life;

Beautiful words, wonderful words,

Wonderful words of life. –P. P. Bliss

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