Thursday, October 23, 2014

Psalm 119:97

Meditation On God's Word
By Pastor Dr. Ronnie W. Wolfe

It is love that draws us to the word of God. It is love, that love that God has shed abroad in our hearts, that turns our hearts from worldly philosophies and science falsely so-called to the word of God instead.

It is the word of God that has prevailed in our hearts (Acts 19:20). It is the word of God that has birthed us to God, making us his children (1 Peter 1:23).  It is the word of God that has sanctified us (John 17:17).

Therefore we love the word of God, since it is the word of God that works in our hearts at all times: it is a constant and permanent resident in our hearts since God has engraved it in us (James 1:21).

Then how can the word of God be other than our meditation all the day long? How can we turn from it? How can we despise it or reject it? How can a person who is saved by God's wonderful grace turn away from this engraved word? Is it so that some who claim to know and love the word do not actually love it? Can it be so that professing the word and possessing the word are different things?

Certainly, if the word of God has saved your soul through the Gospel and the power of the Holy Spirit, the word of God visits your mind each and every day. But in order for this to be so, one must spend time in reading the word. Don't go even one day without going into the word to enjoy its content, its character, its challenges, and its comfort. When you see these things and fall in love with the word, you cannot help but meditate on it at all times. Read it; write it down, memorize it, and hide it in your heart that you may not sin against God (Psalm 119:11).

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