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Verse for Today

"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye." Psalm 32:8

Friday, April 29, 2011

Recipes, Anyone?

Learning to bake and cook is one of the joys of girlhood. It is part of learning to be a virtuous woman (see Proverbs 31:15). At Rubies Like Ruth, I would like to share weekly recipes. Do you have a recipe or two you can share with other young cooks? Any baking/cooking tips? We would love to see them! Send your recipe(s) and pictures (if you have them) to rubieslikeruth@gmail.com.

Also feel free to share this button to get other girls interested in baking.







Thursday, April 28, 2011

Rubies Like Ruth Featured on . . .

I have neglected to mention blogs that have decided to feature Rubies Like Ruth. I greatly appreciate the support of those who are willing to share about Rubies Like Ruth and have also been encouraged by reading their blogs. You might be interested in checking out their blogs as well:

All Things Lovely ("Lovely Resources") - http://www.dwellonlovely.com/

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Ladies of Virtue - http://ladies-of-virtue.blogspot.com/

Psalm 37:4

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mississippi Mud Pie


Layer One
1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon white sugar
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix together and press into 9x13" baking dish and bake at 350* for 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool.

Layer Two
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (8oz) block of cream cheese
Mix together and add one 8-oz container of Cool Whip. Mix and spread on crust.

Layer Three
1 large packet instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
Mix pudding according to package directions then pour onto the second layer.

Layer Four
Spread one 8-oz container of Cool Ship on top of third layer. Sprinkle nuts on top for garnish (if desired) and refrigerate.


Do you have any recipes that your family loves? Please share them with us!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Daily Wisdom Challenge

The wisest man that ever lived was King Solomon (1 Kings 4:29 and 1 Kings 10:23-24) and the Lord chose to bless us with the benefit of King Solomon’s God-given wisdom by including Proverbs in His Word.

If you look at the book of Proverbs, you will find 31 chapters; it can easily be read in one month by reading one chapter for every day. I want to challenge you to read the book of Proverbs with me. To keep us all on track with this challenge, I would like to start a Daily Wisdom Challenge (biblechallenges.blogspot.com). On May 1, we will read Proverbs 1; May 2, Proverbs 2; so on.

Who would like to do it with me? Comment below so we can keep each other accountable. Feel free to share about the Daily Wisdom Challenge with your friends (Grab our button on the side). I would like to get as many people involved as possible!

As you read through Proverbs, here is a list of questions you might want to consider for each chapter:
~What verse(s) stuck out to me?
~What do I think this verse(s) mean?
~How could this verse(s) apply to my life?

I know that reading a Proverb each day will benefit your life and I would love to hear about it! If you blog about it on your personal blog, please comment here so the other Daily Wisdom Challengers can share with you, or comment on here with your thoughts.

Just one chapter each day . . . are you ready for the challenge?

For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6


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NOTE: All future posts about the Daily Wisdom Challenge will be found at biblechallenges.blogspot.com - an extension of Rubies Like Ruth.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Willing Sacrifice

From Hymns and Poems by A.L.O.E. Public Domain.

The precious blood of Christ my Lord,
The Saviour all-divine,
Was shed to cleanse men’s souls from guilt;
That blood has flowed for mine!
But what return can sinners make
For love so great, so free?
All is too little, oh! my God,
To sacrifice to Thee.

If all I possessed on earth,
Before Thy feet were laid,
Light as the dust the gift would prove
In heaven’s balance weighed.
The costly treasures of the skies
Thou didst resign for me;
All is too little, oh! my God,
To sacrifice to Thee.

But Thou wilt not disdain a heart
That would Thy word obey,
That loves to own the mighty debt
It never hopes to pay.
For were each hair upon my head
A separate life to be,
All were too little, oh! my God,
To sacrifice to Thee.



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Photograph taken from publicdomainpictures.net.

Friday, April 22, 2011

What Does Jesus' Death and Resurrection Mean to You?

As we near Resurrection Sunday (or "Easter"), our thoughts should linger on the wondrous work on the cross. Several words come to mind when I think about Jesus' Resurrection:


Love
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16)

 “Greater love hath no man than this, 
that a man lay down his life for his friends.” 
(John 15:13)

Freedom
 “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” 
(John 8:36)

“But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed 
from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. 
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” 
(Romans 6:17-18)

New Life
 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: 
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

 “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: 
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, 
even so we also should walk in newness of life.” 
(Romans 6:4)

Hope
“For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: 
for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? 
But if we hope for that we see not, 
then do we with patience wait for it.” 
(Romans 8:24-25)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again 
unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, 
and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 
Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation 
ready to be revealed in the last time.” 
(1 Peter 1:3-5)

What does Christ’s Resurrection mean for you?
Please share thoughts, verses, and quotes.


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Photograph taken from publicdomainpictures.net.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

He Died for Me

This poem was penned by John Newton, who is most known for his hymn, "Amazing Grace." 



I saw One hanging on a tree,
In agony and blood;
He fixed His languid eyes on me,
As near His cross I stood.

Oh, can it be, upon a tree
The Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled,
My heart is filled,
To think He died for me!

Sure, never, till my latest breath,
Can I forget that look:
It seemed to charge me with His death,
Tho' not a word He spoke.

Oh, can it be, upon a tree
The Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled,
My heart is filled,
To think He died for me!

My conscience felt and owned the guilt,
And plunged me in despair;
I saw my sins His blood had spilt
And helped to nail Him there.

Oh, can it be, upon a tree
The Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled,
My heart is filled,
To think He died for me!

Alas! I know not what I did,
But now my tears are vain:
Where shall my trembling soul be hid?
For I the Lord have slain.

Oh, can it be, upon a tree
The Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled,
My heart is filled,
To think He died for me!

A second look He gave, which said,
"I freely all forgive:
This blood is for thy ransom paid,
I die that thou may'st live."

Oh, can it be, upon a tree
The Savior died for me?
My soul is thrilled,
My heart is filled,
To think He died for me!



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Photograph taken from publicdomainpictures.net.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

"Ifs"



If you are ever asked to show one chapter in the Bible that explains the whole gospel of Jesus Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection, turn to 1 Corinthians 15. Paul clearly explains, proves, and reasons the accuracy of our report of Jesus Christ.

One of my favorite parts in 1 Corinthians 15 is when Paul begins to thrust his “ifs.” The one subject that I see clearly is faith. You must believe that Christ died and that He rose from the dead, the resurrected King of all the earth. Christ is risen from the dead and we have hope in Him!!


“Ifs”
12         Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13         But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14         And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15         Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16         For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17         And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18         Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19         If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20         But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1 Corinthians 15:12-20





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Photograph of cross from publicdomainpictures.net.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Grace Holbrook - the Martyr (Part Two)

"Grace Holbrook - the Martyr" is a short story from Isabella (Pansy) Alden's (1841-1931) collection Grace Holbrook and Other Stories. If you missed "Part One," be sure to scroll down and read it first!

That very evening, at the rehearsal, something occurred which brought the talk in the clover patch vividly back to the three who had lingered there. Some of the little children were being drilled to sing a verse of the old hymn, “There is a Happy Land, Far, Far Away.” It was to be sung, during the progress of the Review of Nations, in the Japanese language, as it was sung in their Sabbath-school. Of course much drilling was required to familiarize the little singers with those queer-sounding syllables which made them feel like laughing.
Meantime the older ones, who were waiting for their turn to rehearse, scattered in groups, and amused themselves as best they could. In one group of half a dozen boys, and more than that number of girls, were Grace Holbrook and her brother, and Jennie Talbot. Over and over were the sweet, familiar strains of the old hymn which every one of these had sung in childhood repeated.
“I should think those toddlers had had time to learn a million verses of the thing,” said one of the boys at last, impatiently. “If they would try our words it wouldn’t take so long, would it, Rene?”
“What are your words?” asked Grace. And in reply Rene sang in undertone, to the tune of “Happy Land”:

There is a boarding-house,
Not far away,
Where they have ham and eggs
Three times a day.

Several of the girls, who had not heard this remarkable parody before, were convulsed with laughter. Grace Holbrook laughed with the rest, though there was a little flush on her cheek. The boys to whom the trash was familiar looked on in smiling enjoyment, and only little Jennie Talbot, her cheeks red, and her heart beating fast because of the courage it took, said timidly, though quite distinctly: “Boy, I don’t believe it is right to sing such silly words to that hymn tune.”
Rene opened his great brown eyes wider than usual.
“Why not?” he asked. “Tunes aren’t sacred. What earthly harm can it do?
“Well, for one thing it will make people think of those words the next time they hear the tune, and then they will feel like laughing. Then there are other reasons which I can feel, but cannot tell. I don’t believe it is quite right; you never hear real good people do it. Don’t you believe you would be shocked it Dr. Grierson should sing it that way, just for fun?”
“Oh! I wouldn’t have him do it in prayer meeting,” answered Rene loftily.
“No; I don’t mean in prayer meeting; I mean here at rehearsal. If he should come along now singing ‘Happy Land,’ and when he came near enough we should find it was to those words, would you think it was real nice?”
“Dr. Grierson is a minister,” said Rene shortly, “and I am not.” Then he turned away, looking cross. There was quite a little discussion about the matter, but Jennie said no more.

As for Grace , her eyes had flashed a good deal, but she did not say much until they were walking home together, she and Rene and Jennie Talbot. Then she began. “I don’t think it was very nice in you, Jennie Talbot, to lecture those boys who are so much older than you. Rene didn’t mind it, of course; but there was John Moor, nearly three years older than you; he was singing, too, and he looked ever so annoyed.”
“I didn’t mean to lecture,” said Jennie gently; “I didn’t want to say a word; and at first I thought I would laugh it off with the rest; but I truly think it was wrong, and it did not seem right to keep still.”
“Nonsense!” said Grace severely; “as if it would have done any harm to laugh. I didn’t admire the stuff myself; but I don’t think it necessary to set myself up above other people and lecture them. My way is to just laugh such things off and forget them, and I don’t believe—“
“Oh! hold on now, Sis.” It was Rene’s voice that interrupted. “I’m the fellow who deserved the most of the scolding, so I have a right to speak; it was the gentlest little scolding ever heard of, and made me feel ashamed of myself. If it is any pleasure to Jennie to know it, I quite agree with her; ‘Happy Land’ has too many tender memories to be associated with such trash as we were getting off tonight. Moreover, I may as well tell you what I specially thought of; that Jennie had gone back to our morning’s talk, and was living out some of the ideas advanced. I’ve made up my mind which of us three would have the courage to be a martyr if the chance offered, and it wouldn’t be a person by the name of Holbrook, in my opinion. Anybody could see it took a lot of courage for you to speak up in the way you did, Jennie. And as for John Moore, since we are on the subject and talking plainly, I’ll tell you what he said:
“’That’s a first-class little heroine, isn’t it? I tell you what it is, she is going to stand up for what she thinks is right every time, if it does make her cheeks red.’”
And then, to Grace Holbrook’s relief, the reached her father’s door, and she was not obliged to make any reply to these astonishing revelations.
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Stories like these give me food for thought. This one has left me with several questions:

~Am I over-confident in knowing “I will do this?”

~When something is said that I know is not right, do I “laugh it off” like a cowardly Grace Holbrook, or do I stand up for the truth like the “first-class little heroine?”

~If I am obliged to stand up for the truth, do I do it in a humble attitude or a lofty, proud, “I am right, you are wrong” attitude? We can be 100% right in what we are saying but 100% wrong in how we say it!  

Monday, April 18, 2011

Grace Holbrook - the Martyr (Part One)

"Grace Holbrook - the Martyr" is a short story from Isabella (Pansy) Alden's (1841-1931) collection Grace Holbrook and Other Stories


Jennie Talbot was always hunting for four-leaved clovers.

“To be sure, I never find one,” she said, with a bright little laugh; “but then, I might, you know, and it’s kind of exciting to be always looking.”

Rene Holbrook leaned over the fence and watched her, laughing at her for taking so much trouble just for a four-leaved clover. “What good would it do you to find one?” he asked.

“Oh! no good, only they are so uncommon; I think I like things that are a little uncommon. Then it is said to be good luck to find one, you know, though of course I don’t believe in luck.”

“You believe in wasting your time,” said Grace Holbrook, appearing just then from the side piazza. She was sixteen months older than Jennie, and took it upon herself to lecture her occasionally, though the two were seat-mates in school, and excellent friends. “I should think you would both better be studying your parts for the Review of Nations, instead of fumbling among those green leaves after silly little clovers. I don’t believe either of you are ready for rehearsal.”
 
“I know some of my part,” said Jennie, diving in among the younger clovers, and looking curiously at each one in the hope of being rewarded by the sight of a four-leaf; “and I’m going to study all the afternoon. I shall be ready, but I don’t like my quotations; they make me shiver. It seems dreadful to have to say over all those terrible things.”

“I don’t think so,” answered Grace, her eyes glowing with excitement. “Your part isn’t half so bad as mine, and I like mine. I glory in the courage of those men. Sometimes I almost wish there were martyrs in these days, so we would have a chance to show what we are made of.”

Timid little Jennie among the clovers shivered. “Oh! don’t,” she said, as though wishing might possibly bring it to pass. “I think it was terrible. I am so thankful that I did not live in those days that sometimes I could cry for joy. I almost know I would have been a coward.”

“O, Jennie Talbot! You are a pretty girl to have been chosen for that splendid verse you recite about the man who felt the flames creeping up around him. You recite it real well; I don’t see how you can, if you feel so.”

“It is just because I ‘feel so’ that I can put feeling into it, I suppose. I can almost seem to see those flames gathering strength, and it makes me feel hot and cold both at once. I am glad, as glad as I can be, that the man could be so splendid; but all the same, I know just as well as  I do that I am sitting here in the grass, that I could never have been like him in the world.”

“Nonsense!” said Grace loftily; “I could; I feel it in me. I can imagine the whole scene – the trial, and the questions, and the way I should hold up my head and answer, and everything.”

A low, chuckling laugh from Rene broke in upon her eloquence. “Much you two know about it,” he said. “Just as though you could settle it in these days how you should feel if you were back in the times when it was dangerous to own that you had a Bible, or knew anything about the Bible, or cared anything about it.”

Grace turned on him angrily. “Well, I should hope we could, Rene Holbrook. I don’t say we can realize it as those people did; but if I couldn’t know whether I would be true to my principles and stand up for the Bible, and for everything else that I had promised to uphold, I should be ashamed of myself.”

“Well,” said Jennie with a meek little sigh, “I don’t feel that way, and I can’t. I think I’m a good deal of a coward. I should want to be true, and I think I should try to be; but honestly, I’m afraid I couldn’t.”

Rene laughed again, this time loud and long; it was so funny to him to hear those girls discussing martyrdom with all the nervous excitement of reality – or of what they imagined was reality – that he could not help but laugh. Grace told him she was ashamed of him, and went away; and soon after gentle little Jennie, who feared that she had in some way offended her dear Grace, followed her example, and went to her own home, which joined the Holbrook house, and set herself about studying her part for the great missionary exercise, which was to be a Review of Nations, and in which exercise she recited a brief descriptive poem concerning the days of Christian martyrs, with such depth of feeling as to bring tears to the eyes of those who were drilling her. Grace also recited with remarkable power some of the brave, strong answers of those grand men and women, and gloried in the portion of history which she was to represent.
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Come back tomorrow to read Part Two

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wholesome Apple Cake

This recipe will make one 9x13" pan of yummy, wholesome apple cake. It is good served for plain breakfast or snack or topped with caramel icing for a dessert.


You Will Need:
       3 eggs
       1 1/2 cups apple sauce
       1 cup honey
       3 cups whole wheat flour
       1 tsp. salt
       1 tsp. soda
       1/2 tsp. baking powder
       1 tsp. cinnamon
       1 tsp. vanilla
       3 cups chopped apples
       1 cup nuts (optional)

You Will:
       ~Flour and grease a 9x13" pan and set aside.
       ~Preheat oven to 350ยบ
       ~Beat eggs until frothy. 
       ~Add applesauce and honey and blend well. 
       ~Sift in flour, salt, soda, and baking powder. Blend well. 
       ~Stir in cinnamon, vanilla, apples, and nuts. 
       ~Bake in prepared 9x13-inch pan at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour (The cake is done when it is lightly browned and an inserted toothpick comes out clean). 



If you try this recipe, we would love for you to comment and let us know your results!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Entire Consecration

“Entire consecration means all the ‘ifs’ thrown down at the feet of the Lord, 
for Him to control as He would.”
(Ruth Erskine’s Crosses, by Isabella Alden)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Peek at Your Bookshelf

I am sure that I could go into any girl’s room and find books lying around because reading is a wide-spread enjoyment. Would you be surprised, though, if I tell you that I can combine all of your books and come up with only two types of books?

Let us take a peek at your bookshelf and see if you cannot agree with me about the defined types of books we will find.

1. Harmful
These books go clearly against God’s Word. It is these types of books that contain sorcery, vile language, adultery, and other sinful things that Christians should never take part in. These can be equated with the books mentioned in Acts 19:19 that the new believers burned because of their evil content.

However, “harmful” books may not be so easily detected. A book might be harmful to us even if it contains nothing hideously wicked. I personally view harmful books as those that draw me away from God and away from my family. These books encourage me to be discontent by introducing ideas that are not healthy for me.

2. Constructive
These are the “good books:” the books that challenge our walk with God, that help us learn new truths, and that are uplifting. When finished reading a constructive book, we walk away feeling like we have leaped to a new height of understanding.

Constructive books will follow the pattern God has given for us: “. . . whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

But what about entertainment?
I realize that many girls will hold up a stack of books and protest that these are simply their “entertaining” books. Let us look through these books again. Everything we read enters our mind and affects us somehow: in a negative or positive way. When I read books solely for entertainment, I typically come away with something – and generally that “something” is generally on the harmful side. Once again, when looking at these “entertaining books,” we must compare it to Philippians 4:8: are the contents true, honest, just, pure, lovely, a good report, with virtue, and praiseworthy? If not, then the book must fall into the harmful category.

Before You Read
Now that we have briefly surveyed the books on your bookshelf, I will issue two challenges:
     1) Pray and cleanse your bookshelf from any harmful books!
     2) Compare everything you read to the Ultimate Book: the Word of God. If it in any way violates God’s commandments, then reconsider before you continue your adventure.

I have found two clear guidelines for reading material in God’s Word. It beneficial to do a quick test before and during my reading:
            ~Does this book adhere to the Ten Commandments?
            ~Does this book adhere to Philippians 4:8?


If the book falls short of those prerequisites, then it needs to be closed and read no more.

                                                                                                                                      
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end;
and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing,
whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
(Ecclesiastes 12:12-14)








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Clip-art is taken from "Public Domain Clip Art"

Friday, April 8, 2011

My Little Notebook of Treasures

A few years ago, someone gave me the idea to keep a little notebook. This little notebook sat next to my Bible as I read, ready to receive any verses that God brought to my attention. Throughout the weeks of reading my Bible, the empty pages in the little notebook grew fewer until I had a little notebook full of special verses.

This notebook comes in handy when I want to share a verse in a birthday card or letter. It is also refreshing to flip through the notebook and read promise after promise from God’s Word.

Do you have a little notebook? If not, I encourage you to start keeping one today!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Great is the Lord!

Today I read Psalm 145 and found it to be a wonderful gem of encouragement. In this chapter alone, we can see the power and greatness of God, His love and compassion for His children, and how we are to respond to Him.


1       I will extol Thee, my God, O King; and I will bless Thy name for ever and ever.

2       Every day will I bless Thee; and I will praise Thy name for ever and ever.


3       Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.

4       One generation shall praise Thy works to another, and shall declare Thy mighty acts.

5       I will speak of the glorious honour of Thy majesty, and of Thy wondrous works.

6       And men shall speak of the might of Thy terrible acts: and I will declare Thy greatness.

7       They shall abundantly utter the memory of Thy great goodness, and shall sing of Thy righteousness.


8       The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

9       The LORD is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.

10     All thy works shall praise Thee, O LORD; and Thy saints shall bless Thee.

11     They shall speak of the glory of Thy kingdom, and talk of Thy power;

12     To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of His kingdom.

13     Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.


14     The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.

15     The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest them their meat in due season.

16     Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

17     The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.

18     The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.

19     He will fulfil the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.

20     The LORD preserveth all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy.

21     My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever.
(Psalm 145)


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Look at God's Word, Conclusion

If you are interested in going through the whole Psalm 119 study, look at our new page: Bible Studies and you will find links to each individual day.


I have greatly enjoyed going through Psalm 119 part-by-part and really reading through the verses. I pray that God has used it in your life as well. Before I post the answers to all of the "Questions to Ponder," I wanted to add a few extra comments of things I noticed.

~Almost all of the verses in Psalm 119 talk specifically about God's Word. In fact, I only found four verses that did not mention God's Word in one form or another: Psalm 119: 90, 121, 122, 132.


~David poetically calls the Bible:
       Commandments (verses 6, 10, 19, 21, 32, 35, 47, 48, 60, 66, 73, 86, 96, 98, 115, 127, 131, 143, 151, 166, 172, 176)
       Judgments (verses 7, 13, 20, 30, 39, 43, 52, 62, 75, 84, 102, 105, 108, 120, 137, 148, 156, 160, 164, 175)
       Law of the Lord (verses 1, 18, 29, 34, 44, 51, 53, 55, 61, 70, 72, 77, 85, 92, 97, 109, 113, 126, 136, 142, 150, 153, 163, 165, 174)
       Ordinances (verse 91)
       Precepts (verses 4, 15, 27, 40, 45, 56, 63, 69, 78, 87, 93, 94, 100, 104, 110, 128, 134, 141, 159, 168, 173)
       Statutes (verses 5, 8, 12, 16, 23, 26, 33, 48, 54, 64, 68, 71, 80, 83, 112, 117, 118, 124, 135, 145, 155, 171)
       Testimonies (verses 2, 14, 22, 24, 31, 36, 46, 59, 79, 88, 95, 99, 111, 119, 125, 129, 138, 144, 146, 152, 157, 167, 168)
       Ways (verses 3, 37)
       Word (verses 9, 11, 16, 17, 25, 28, 38, 41, 42, 49, 50, 57, 58, 65, 67, 74, 76, 81, 82, 89, 101, 103, 105, 107, 114, 116, 123, 130, 133, 139, 140, 147, 148, 154, 158, 160, 161, 162, 169, 170, 172)


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Answers for Day One
     1. What are we to walk in? The law and ways of the Lord. (v. 1, 3)
     2. Who are blessed? The undefiled in the way who walk in the law of the Lord and they that keep His testimonies and seek Him wholeheartedly (v. 1-2)
     3. What can we do to help prevent sinning against God? Hide His Word in our heart (v. 11)
     4. What are we to rejoice in, meditate in, and delight in? God’s testimonies, precepts, and statutes (v. 14-15)

Answers for Day Two
     5. What should our soul long for? God’s judgments (v. 20)
     6. What are to be our counselors? God’s testimonies (v. 24)
     7. What should we do when we understand God’s precepts? Talk of His wondrous works (v. 27)
     8. Which was can we choose? The way of truth (v. 30)
     9. What should we stick to? God’s testimonies (vs. 31)

Answers for Day Three
     10. Who teaches us and gives us understanding? The Lord (v. 33-34)
     11. Why should we want to know God’s ways and have understanding? So we can keep and observe His law (v. 33-34)
     12. Instead of covetousness and vanity, what are we to incline our hearts to? God’s testimonies and ways (v. 36-37)
     13. What are we to trust and hope in? God’s Word and judgments (v. 42-43)
     14. What should we love? God’s commandments (v. 47-48)

Answers for Day Four
       15. What should we cling to even when others mock? God’s law (v. 51)
       16. What should be our songs? God’s statutes (v. 54)
       17. Who is our portion?  The Lord (v. 57)
       18. When can we rise to give thanks? At midnight
              Why? Because of God’s righteous judgments (v. 62)
       19. Who should be our companions? Those that fear God (v. 63)

Answers for Day Five
       20. What are the benefits of God allowing us to be afflicted? We return to His Word, we learn His statutes (v. 67, 71)
       21. What is the value of God’s law? Above thousands of gold and silver (v. 72)
       22. Who made and fashioned us? God, with His hands (v. 73)
       23. What are two things we can know? God’s judgments are right and He afflicts us in His faithfulness (v. 75)
       24. What should our heart be sound in? Why? God’s statutes; so we will not be ashamed (v. 80)

Answers for Day Six
       25. What can we hope in? God’s Word (v. 81)
       26. What are all of God’s commandments? Faithfull (v. 86)
       27. How long is God’s Word settled in heaven? Forever! (v. 89)
       28. Who established the earth? God (v. 90)

Answers for Day Seven
       29. What should we meditate on? God’s laws and testimonies (v. 97, 99)
       30. Why should we refrain our feet from every evil way? So we can keep God’s Word (v. 101)
       31. What is a light for our path? God’s Word (v. 105)
       32. What should be our heritage forever? God’s testimonies (v. 111)
       33. What should we incline our hearts to do? Always perform God’s statutes (v. 112)

Answers for Day Eight
       34. What should we hate? Vain thoughts (v. 113)
       35. What should we love? God’s laws and testimonies (v. 113, 119)
       35. What should we determine to keep? God’s commandments (v. 115)
       36. Why should we want understanding? So we can know God’s testimonies (v. 125)
       37. How much should we love God’s commandments? Above gold – even fine gold (v. 127)
       38. How should we esteem God’s precepts? They are right concerning all things (v. 128)

Answers for Day Nine
       39. Why should we keep God’s testimonies? Because they are wonderful (v. 129)
       40. How should our steps be ordered? In God’s Word (v. 133)
       41. According to this passage, God’s Word (or judgments, testimonies, laws) is upright, righteous, very faithful, pure, and truth (v. 137, 138, 140, 142).

Answers for Day Ten
       42. Who is always near, ready to hear our cry? The Lord (v. 151, 145)
       43. When were God’s testimonies founded, and for how long? Founded of old, forever (v. 152)
       44. Why is salvation far from the wicked? They do not seek God’s statutes (v. 155)
       45. God’s Word is true from the beginning; His righteous judgments endure forever. (v. 160)

Answers for Day Eleven
       46. Who can have great peace? Those who love God’s law. (v. 165)
       47. What should we love exceedingly? God’s testimonies (v. 167)
       48. All of our ways are before whom? God (v. 168)
       49. What should our lips utter? Our tongue speak of? Praise to God and God’s Word (v. 171, 172)
       50. Where can we find help? In God’s judgments (v. 175)


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