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"Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation." Psalms 62:1
Grover Laird, Editor
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June 2020 Thoughts From Scripture
DO WE REALLY LOVE THE BIBLE?
Do we really love the Bible? The amount of time we spend meditating upon it will tell–
"O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day." (Psalms 119:97)
Because of some deep afflictions many feel that they are coming to the end of the road.. Could not most of this been avoided if more time had been spend with God’s Word?– "Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction." (Psalms 119:92)
We are oftentimes too slow in carrying out God’s orders that He has given us in His Word– "I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments." (Psalms 119:60)
It is encouraging to see God’s people remain faithful until the end. However, some Bible characters (such as Solomon) failed to do this. May we, as the Psalmist, make this our goal– "Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end." (Psalms 119:33)
It is so important for us to go in the path of the Lord’s commandments. There are so many reasons why we should. Maybe we should just ask the Lord to make us be faithful. The Psalmist did– "Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight." (Psalms 119:35)
If God’s Word was as sweet to us as it was to the Psalmist we would no doubt make it our “meditation all the day”– "How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Psalms 119:103)
Wouldn’t it be nice to have something to throw a beam of light on the path we should go in this dark, confusing world? Well, the Bible can do that for us. And it does not go off and on – "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalms 119:105)
The blessings of some Scriptures may never be ours until we go through certain afflictions. Though it may be painful, it could be worth it– "It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes." (Psalms 119:71)
Why are some folk in our homes and churches so easily offended and have trouble living together in peace? Could it be that they do not have that peace that comes from loving the Bible ? Probably so– "Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them." (Psalms 119:165)
Some people do not take the first few chapters of Genesis literally. They are surely wrong – "Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever." (Psalms 119:160)
One reason that some people do not live by the Bible is, they have never committed themselves to live by it– "Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words." (Psalms 119:57)
In closing this article let me give you a little prayer to pray when you open your Bible to study – “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” I know this prayer is good because I found it in the Bible. See Psalms 119:18.
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