This week our focus has been on how to study the Bible so that we may become doers of the word, people who live out our faith in such a way that people are drawn to the love of Jesus Christ.
For those who are interested in learning more about how to study the Bible, Pastor Brad recommends the writings of Eugene Peterson, a pastor and author. Try one of these books:
● A Long Obedience in the Same Direction (a study of the Psalms)
● Reversed Thunder (a study of Revelation)
● A Month of Sundays (a book on the gospels)
● Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading.
Now give your attention to this Psalm, and consider the love and appreciation the Psalmist has for the word of God.
97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
What are you thankful for when it comes to God’s word?
How have the Scriptures strengthened your faith? What insights have you gained this week? In what way is the Bible a light on your path?
Glorious God, whose law is love for your people, make us wiser than our enemies, give us deeper understanding than the elders, keep our feet from the path of evil, and let your words be sweet on our tongues, as we meditate on your Scriptures day and night. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.