The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. Psalm 19:8-9
Does reading the Bible ever feel like a chore, like something you know you should do but put off until later? Why is it so easy to focus on other things?
When everyone around you says that truth is relative, what is your response? Why does it matter that we read, know, and love the word of God?
This week’s entries will explore the idea of our deepest joy being found in the word of God. Yes, joy. God is not our school teacher checking each week to see that we’ve done our homework. In fact when Jesus was on this earth, he time and time again showed us how his greatest joy and consolation was found in the eternal word of God. He was constantly quoting scripture. Was he just showing off, trying to prove to God he knew his stuff? He is God himself, so there must be more to it. He must have an idea of how our deepest joy can be found deep in the words written in the Bible.
This book has been passed down through every kind of government and social movement, whispered in jail cells in nations where it’s illegal to own a copy, and has yet to reach a limit in its ability to open eyes, change hearts, and bring joy despite circumstance. Where we fix our eyes shows where we have fixed our hope.
Is what you are currently looking at leading you where you want to go? By fixing our eyes on the word of God, we can be sure that what we are looking at is leading us to our greatest joy.
As you begin your week, pray that God would give you a new interest and desire to read his word, learning about God and finding joy in his instruction.