Friday, March 30, 2012

Ps. 19:7-8

Ps. 19:7-8 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight to life.

Why should we read the Bible? Reread these verses before us today. The Word of God does for us what nothing else can. They reveal to us how to connect to God, stay connected to him, and connect to the world in which we live. The Bible is God’s life manual. There is no way to understand life apart from it. There is no way to figure out who we are and why we are apart from it.

The Bible is God speaking to us. It is perfectly true. God has given us his Word through many different people over a span of some 1600 years. It is authoritative over our lives because it comes from God alone. God did not allow anything in it that is not absolutely true and appropriate for our learning and walk.

When we are consistently in the Word with receptive minds, it will revive our souls. Guaranteed. We will never benefit from it when we have closed minds or selfish agendas. No one perfectly understands it or applies it perfectly. All of us have much to learn. We will benefit from it as long as we want to learn from God. We must leave our preconceived ideas at the door before we enter into its treasure rooms.

He who has ears to hear will always hear what God has to say.