GOD’s Story is the best story. GOD’s words are the best words. If I want to live my life to please Him, I must be grounded in His Word, for that is where I find Him, where I learn about Him, and where I begin to grow my relationship with Him. The world is full of false gods and it becomes so easy to be led astray by what the glittery, selfish world offers instead of taking ahold of the solid promises and expectations God lays out in His Word. I believe Satan is pretty happy to see people who enjoy calling themselves Christians who spend very little time in God’s Word.
Can you imagine a person who loves Marvel – wears Marvel, spouts Marvel trivia, plays Marvel games, etc …… but has never seen any Marvel movies – not even a trailer. It seems ridiculous, doesn’t it! So too, is the Christ follower who doesn’t look to the book that Christ followed – ridiculous – and even dangerous – for himself and for those who would follow that poor example.
If we know God’s Word is important… what gets in the way? Time, of course, is the number one answer. But, not a very valid one. We all find time to do what we really want to do – including perhaps a few movies or TV shows every week to unwind, some “brain games” (ie-device time) to keep us mentally sharp, some physical activity to keep our shape (or lose our current shape), but how do we remember to do the daily upkeep for our most important spiritual life?
I think sometimes our problem is that is just seems so overwhelming to open the big book. Where do I start? What if I don’t understand it? It is such a big book! This week we are going to do an overview of the importance of God’s Word – as well as providing an outline for how the book is laid out. Where do I find the stories of Jesus? Of Moses and David? What makes the book of James different from Esther? Where in the world is the book of Habakkuk – and why is it there?
Today – read as much of Psalm 119 as you can (go ahead, I challenge you – read the whole chapter). Be looking for what good comes from God’s Word (and his laws, statutes, promises, commandments, which are all found in the gift of God – the Bible).
God bless you as you seek Him in His Word!