God Wants Us to Love His Word
"But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night." (Psalm 1:2)
Jared had never been good at memorizing. He had trouble remembering what order to write the letters in the words on his spelling tests. Learning the names of the presidents was the hardest thing about fifth grade for him. But it was summer now, and the only memory project he had was the verse list for Bible Club. He had worked hard, and he knew three verses perfectly.
Now he stood in line and rehearsed them in his head. He was afraid that his mind would go blank when it was his turn to recite. So he thought about what the verses meant, as his mother had taught him. He thought about the promise that the Lord would never leave him nor forsake him. He remembered that God gives grace to those who are humble. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," he whispered to himself.
As he meditated on the verses, the Lord calmed his heart. When it was his turn to recite, he was able to say them with only one help from the teacher. The girl next in line rattled off twelve verses perfectly, but Jared did not feel put down. He was grateful for the truths he was learning about God.
God does not want us to be satisfied with merely collecting facts about Him and repeating words we have memorized. He wants us to delight in the things He has told us about Himself. Thinking on His truth makes us happy Christians.
"My meditation of Him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord." (Psalm 104:34)
God wants us to enjoy His Word, not just study it because we feel like we have to.
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