Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Psalm 19:7-11 NLT

[7] The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul.

The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

[8] The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart.

The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living.

[9] Reverence for the LORD is pure, lasting forever.

The laws of the LORD are true; each one is fair.

[10] They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.

They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.

[11] They are a warning to your servant, a great reward for those who obey them.

Reflection . . .

How do you value God’s Word? Do you see it like the Psalmist does? To you, is it more desirable than gold, sweeter than honey, perfect? How do we get this kind of perspective or value of something?

We gain this kind of value and perspective of anything by spending time with it!

How much time are you spending in God’s Word? Every day? More than just a few seconds or moments? More than just a verse or two along with a devotional? Really, be honest! How much time do you spend reading, studying, meditating on and intentionally putting it into practice? Probably a lot less than you want to admit or even realize!

Take a few moments to pray and ask the Lord to give you a deep desire for His Word, then make plans to follow through on that desire and do it!

Pray this prayer:

THANK YOU, FATHER, for your desire and willingness to teach me today. You call me to rest in the fact that you take responsibility for instructing me, just as a loving earthly father instructs his own children. Plant your truth deep within me so that your name will always be on my lips. As I apply my heart and mind to your Word, bring me into a deeper trust in you.1 Amen

1 Prayer taken from The One Year Praying through the Bible, Sept 4.