January 4, 2016

The Lord's statutes

I John 2:3 tells us that we know that we love God if we do what he says.

A soul cannot do that if they do not know the Word.

Hunger for Scripture marks the life of a true believer.

They are a blessed, and contented people.

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied."
(Matthew 5:10)

When reviled, they rejoice, and are exceedingly glad (Matthew 5:11-12).

True believers find the Word sweeter than honey.

"How sweet are your words to my taste, 
sweeter than honey to my mouth."
(Psalm 119:103)

Whatever is sweet to a soul is not neglected, but it is spoken of to whomever will listen (Luke 6:45).

The truly redeemed meditate on the Word day and night (Psalm 1:2).

They find it more precious than thousands of pieces of gold and silver (Psalm 119:72).

In reading Scripture, the redeemed find a hiding place (Psalm 32:7), and they rest (Psalm 23).

They discover the Lord's statutes make them, the simple ones, wise (Psalm 19:7). 

Do you know the Word, and study it, and if not, then do you know that you cannot believe in Jesus, for to believe in him, one must give ascent to what he taught, and live accordingly?

Do you?

Do you put in your "devotional time" and then never think of the Word for the rest of the day?

Is your mind on what is happening in the world, and what you will watch on TV, and more money?

Are you praying for the lost, and do you fast, and are you being persecuted for the righteous way that you live, and do you rejoice anyway, because you know that your reward is great in heaven?

If you are not filled with the Word, and loving it as you do your latte, donuts, and your next meal, then take another look at the words of Jesus, who said that no one can serve two masters.

One is loved, and the other hated (Matthew 6:24).

Do you love the Word?

If so, then you will read it, and know it, and quote it, and come what may, you will never forsake it.

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