Pen, Diary and Glasses
Read Psalm 51:1-10
“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom” (v. 6).
I am extremely fond of genuine leather. It is no wonder I was a Day-Timer® guy; so much so that when my secretary hid it one day, I nearly went berserk before she and my staff coughed it up. If I recall, their practical joking was not worth the risk of repeating! Even though my electronic Outlook calendar has replaced the need for my Day-Timer®, be assured my brown, brushed cowhide, senior pocket binder is always tucked securely in my computer bag. Ah, the aroma of six square inches of supple leather; twenty years since unwrapping it, the smell is as fresh today as it was then.
My point? Today’s verse expresses the never-failing desire for the genuineness that is derived from the truth revealed in God himself through His enduring Word. This truth has no substitute; it is deeply riveted on the heart. It settles for nothing short of claiming Almighty God as its source of wisdom. It is genuine. Its aroma is a sweet-smelling savor to the Father, who is full of truth and grace. This is my God! The methods to convey His truth may change, but the principles of its reliability remain constant. (RB Kuhn)

Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also.
The body they may kill; God’s truth abideth still.
His kingdom is forever. — Martin Luther

Just like the enduring attractiveness of genuine leather, so is the everpresent recognition of abiding in His truth.

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