I invite you to fall in love with God’s Word anew. God’s Word — God’s authorized communication with mankind — is the greatest gift given to mankind. In it we find the absolute, unalterable truth about God, his creation, the fall of man and God’s redemptive work in Christ.
The Bible is not written by men; it’s author is God himself. Yes, men penned the words, using their own vocabularies but with direct inspiration from the Author. God knew the writers’ personalities and exactly how they would write what he revealed to them. The result is a collection of books unlike any other, incomparable to all others that have ever been written for they come stamped with God’s own mark.
Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, O LORD God of hosts.
Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 110:162 I rejoice at your word, as one that finds great spoil.
There is nothing that gets me quite as excited — and comforted — as God’s Word. For years I studied God’s Word with intensity… word by word… line by line… concept by concept… God gave me a scope of his word that I never had an inkling about. I thought he was giving it to me for the sole purpose of giving it to others, but he corrected me one day and told me it was primarily for me! Yes, for me! No matter how selfish that sounds, that’s what God’s will is for you too. He cares first about you.
When’s the last time you sat down uninterrupted with God’s Word? I don’t impose religious ordinances on anyone, so I’m not going to prescribe a reading schedule for you. That’s up to you alone. But I will encourage you to get into God’s Word as often as you can, at least until you are steeped in its knowledge at which point then you can simply review all those wonderful, memorized verses in your mind throughout the day as you have opportunity or need.
Falling in love with God’s Word is the predominant driving force behind ingraining God’s Word in culture. If we want a more godly culture — a Christian culture — we have to get more of God’s Word in us. Then, once we are prepared, we can share it with others in all that we do. We can share it in our music, our writing, our painting, our software development, our politics, our giving and in every other area of life.
Fall in love with God’s Word anew! It’s waiting for you, right there in your own home. I pray it’s not the proverbial ‘dust covered Bible’ that you own. If it is, start anew today. Get the dust off that Bible! Get the words into your head so they sift down into your heart and produce godly works you can share with others.
Fall in love with God’s Word anew!