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Devotional Bible Study: Be Difficult To Offend|Psalm 119:165.

Welcome to Day 7 for a short powerful devotion from our 30 Psalms For Anxiety, Fear, Worry, And Depression bible plan. This short devotional is from Psalm 119:165. And make sure to join me in prayer at the bottom of this post.

Read Psalm 119:165.

"Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble."

Offense Bible Verse

Psalm 119:165 is my favorite offense bible verse. It is the perfect prescription for keeping your peace daily.

If you hide away in the secret place of God in His presence and enjoy sweet fellowship with Him in His word then there will be no room in your heart to take offense. Your heart will be filled with God's peace.

If you find that you are offended by someone or something, that is a good barometer to say that you need more time in God's presence.

How do I know this to be true?

Because I don't always practice what I preach!

I'm getting better at not taking offense and I have realized that most times people don't mean to be offensive. The more time I spend with God throughout my day I am reminded that I am a daughter of the King and that I am a child of God. It is so important to learn who God says you are. When you comprehend your worth in God you don't get offended easily.

Delighting in the law of the Lord

The key to having peace is taking time to delight yourself in the law of the Lord, God's words in the Bible.

Ask God to bring alive the words in the Bible as you read them. They are supernaturally powerful.

In order to have a thriving relationship with God, you need to have a passion for His word. It must govern your living and be the bedrock on which your principles are formed.

Have you ever noticed that when you read a motivational or inspirational quote on peace or joy that it makes you smile and may lift your mood but when you read a scripture quote on peace it can transform your whole disposition?

This happens when you delight yourself in the Lord through prayerfully reading His word. When we fill our hearts and minds with His word we are constantly reminded of God and His promises.

Delighting in the Lord means that when problems and challenges invade your day that you will have God's word stored up in your mind and heart to fight the battle and have God's supernatural peace.

Delighting in the law of the Lord means that you will not stumble when temptations come your way because you will recognize them for what they are. You will have God's discernment to avoid them. God's law is perfect and when we obey it we will not stumble.

However, we are not perfect humans and God loves us unconditionally through the lens of the cross. When we stay close to God through reading and praying His law, the Bible our path will straighten. We won't stumble so much because we will be reminded daily of God's laws, His promises and we will enjoy His supernatural peace.

Take heart and trust God. He promises 'Great Peace' to the people who find the treasure in His words.

Free printable prayer journal

Download our free guided prayer journal specifically designed for our 30 Psalms challenge or use a notebook to answer the following questions:

  1. Do you delight in God's word often?

  2. Do you need to forgive someone who has offended you?

  3. Do you know God's peace? Is there a situation that you need God's direction in?

Bible affirmation: Remind yourself often of these biblical truths.

God will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is hidden in His word.

Knowing God's word brings me His supernatural peace.

Forming my principles on God's word will keep me from stumbling.

Scripture prayer:

Join me in praying Psalm 119:165.

Thank you, Father, for Your treasure that is found in the words of the Bible. Thank you for Your supernatural peace that You give me when I read Your words. Help me to obey Your words and keep my feet from stumbling. Forgive me when I forget to soak in Your presence and enjoy Your words. Forgive me when I take offense. Help me to release all those burdens that I hang on to, into Your hands and fill me with a passion to want to know Your word and to walk in Your paths. Amen.

Other encouraging bible verses:

Isaiah 26:3, John 10:10, Philippians 4:13