GOD PAUSE: If I had to answer the question “Who in the Bible was really close to God?”, I would have a person in the New Testament and another in the Old Testament in mind --- John the disciple and King David. As I'm going through Psalm 119, I can see David's heart after God is so connected to his love of God's words. In verse 96 he says “So I've learned that there is nothing perfect in this imperfect world except your words, for they bring such fantastic freedom into my life.” Oh dear Papa, there's nothing like your words that you speak into our lives. They give us such freedom --- a freedom that breaks the chains of our past and causes freedom to enjoy the life of following after your heart. Amen and amen.