Lamed

LAMED ל

89-96

 89For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven. 90Thy faithfulness is unto all generations; thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. 91They continue this day according to thine ordinances; for all are thy servants. 92Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction. 93I will never forget thy precepts; for with them thou hast quickened me. 94I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts. 95The wicked have waited for me to destroy me; but I will consider thy testimonies. 96I have seen an end of all perfection; but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Heavenly Father, Creator of the Heavens, Your steadfastness, and all that is Your Word, is settled in heaven.  Though the earth you have established is full of the evidences of your Truth, the hope you have given us of salvation that we fix our minds and hearts upon far transcends it. We live by faith.

And yet, all the earth is in obedience to you; all things serve you.  We can see through this created world the evidences of your grace revealed to us. Thank you for this grace in our weakness!

In the heat of affliction, which would have destroyed me otherwise, I have instead been refreshed and made alive by your Promise. I AM yours! You are my master and I belong to you.

I continually need your salvation and keep my petition before you daily, because I set my hope in your Word.  I’m surrounded by threats from the rebellious, but I set my mind to the witness of your commands.

Yes, I have seen that this earth is insufficient to set my hope upon it; but your Word is always more than sufficient to meet every need. Where can I go that you are not already there? (Psalm 139)

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