Today I’d like to share with you about loving the Word of God. It’s a topic that’s close to my heart, especially because the name of this website is Fresh Scripture 🙂
I believe that loving the Word of God is essential for living a full life in Christ. It’s not enough just to know the Word. It’s not enough just to read it. We need to love it. It has to become a source of joy for us. This is what the Bible says in Psalms 1:1-3:
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
It says that the law of the Lord should become our delight. If it’s our delight, then we will meditate on it day and night.
Now, I’m not saying that this has fully happened in my life. There are times when I don’t feel like reading the Word. There are times when I have to force myself to do it. But what I can say is that my love of the Word is growing. I love it more today that I did years ago. Reading and meditating the Word have become something that I enjoy doing. Finding the truth in it is like finding hidden treasures.
I’d like to ask you to join me in growing our love of the Word. I used to think that the Bible is a boring book. But you now what? It’s actually a living book that makes your spirit rich. It’s nothing less than a treasure.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
1. Make time to read the Word daily. To grow your love of the Word, you must water the soil of your heart. That’s why you need to make time to read the Word daily. Even if you don’t feel like it, just do it. There are many reading plans that can help you here.
2. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance. To understand the Word and its richness, you need the guidance of the Holy Spirit. So pray for His guidance. He can open your spiritual eyes to see the hidden treasures in the Word.
3. Read a passage several times. If you read a passage and get nothing out of it, try reading it several times. I often do this myself. Reading a passage several times can help you absorb its meaning.
4. Write down what you get. When you learn something from the Word, write it down. Don’t just keep it in your mind because you may forget it. By writing it down, you will keep it handy for when your life’s situation demands it.
5. Share it with others. To make the Word take roots, share it with others. You could share it with your spouse, family members, co-workers, or cell group friends. By sharing it, you will “get” it more yourself.
6. Do it. Of course, most importantly, you need to apply what you’ve learned. This is how the Word can change your life.
With these steps, I believe your love of the Word will grow over time.