A Fresh Word Through the Ages

When you read God’s Word, you must constantly be saying to yourself, “It is talking to me, and about me.” Soren Kierkegaard

The statues of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.   The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. Psalm 19:7-8

“No other Book has had a greater impact and influence on the course of human history than God’s word.”  It is a lamp unto our feet.  It is power, and authority.  This love sonnet contains the eternal truths of God written to restore and transform mankind.

John Quincy Adams once said, “So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.  I have for many years made it a practice to read thought the Bible once every year.”

God told Joshua upon his commission to take the nation of Israel into the promised land to “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it.  Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” Joshua 1:8 NLT.

God commanded Joshua to meditate on His word daily.   It is the same for us.  Our mighty God wants us to dig deeply into His word daily so we can experience Him more fully.  Sink into the word, cover your bodies, spirits and souls with the life-giving Word of God.  Make it a priority stay in His word for it is life unto our very life.

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Staying Close

Just finished reading a sermon by one of my favorite authors, Charles Haddon Spurgeon on the merits of reading the Bible.  He called the words of Bible, “…the great things of my law.”  In his treatise, he summarized it as the truth, and love; as engaging as any book ever written, and to neglect delving into the fountain of living water is tantamount to spiritual and eternal suicide.  God’s word is like vast rolls of white linen woven with truth; as you unwind each roll eternity unfolds before you.  The great things of redemption and regeneration; of sacrifice and of love are revealed. Staying close in the word tells how I can be more than a conqueror during storms of doubt and depression. Staying close in the word tells how hope and love came to be, and that I have a promise, a privilege and provision for each day.  Staying close in the word tells how heaven will receive me when I die and that I shall soar beyond all to the throne of God to be with him forever. 

I am grateful for this precious reminder about the wonderful honor of reading God’s word. 

 

What about you?