Love God’s Word

Sunday, May 27, 2018

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day” (Psalm 119:97 KJV).

The Psalmist loves God’s Word. Friend, do you?

Many today have much to say about “tolerance”—all the while usually being quite intolerant of the truth! We are advised to be accepting of anything and everything, no matter how foolish the thought or frivolous the behavior. Let us toss aside all standards and just let people make their own decisions as to what is right and what is wrong. (If we were to steal from them, would they be fair in protesting? After all, what is “wrong” to them may in fact be “right” to us!)

Contrary to the Psalmist who “loves” the Word of God, there are multitudes upon multitudes who are “haters of God” (Romans 1:30) and “lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God” (2 Timothy 3:4). God and His Word get in the way of what sinful man wants to do. Man has an agenda, and he will see to fulfilling it! “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen” (Romans 1:25). May this not be true of us Christians.

Philippians chapter 1 admonishes: “[9] And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; [10] That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. [11] Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” Our Apostle Paul would pray thus for us. We are to love according to “knowledge” and “all judgment”—valuing and esteeming things the way God Himself does. We know not what God values and esteems if His Word does not “dwell in [us] richly” (Colossians 3:16). His Word will not dwell in us richly if we do not study and meditate (think) upon it.

Not only should we love God and His Word, we should let it equip us with the capacity to love the way God Himself loves. Grab a King James Bible, study and believe it rightly divided, and you will be well on your way! 🙂