Psalm 119:36-37

 The word “turn” is used a number of times in the Bible. In verses 36-37, the Psalmist uses them twice. He challenges us to turn our hearts to God and not to any gains for ourselves.  As we fight a me, me, me world mentality, God still looks for our obedience. He also wants us to avoid or turn for worthless things. “Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word”. Psalm 119:36-37. NIT

If we make willful, planned, sincere and inten-tional turns, He can preserve our lives according to His Word. In other words, He can protect and preserve us through His promises found in the Bible. Two key points. First, we need to avoid selfish gain and our gains are true and through Him. We are told to keep our eyes on His statutes or directions to not be led astray.

Most of us enjoy watching movies. Have you ever watched a movie either at home or in a theater? This movie is so bad you turn it off or even walk out of the theater. Or to make it worse you still watch the whole movie to see how it ends. Someone comments “well that was a waste of time” which is a good example of turning from worthless things. We have learned to be better at turning the movie off or leaving the theater. I could name two movies but they might be at the top of someone’s favorite movie list.

What can you do to keep your eyes on Him more regularly?

When was the last time you stopped a movie due to content or just being plain bad?

Published by groundedandgrowingweekly

About the Author Dale Hansen is retired and enjoys inspiring others through his books. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over 35 years. During his marriage of over 40 years, there have been numerous God workings through their lives. These include infertility, adoption, cancer, kidney stones and Parkinson’s. He has two awesome married daughters, 2 great sons-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. He lives in Plainfield, IL

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