I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
The bible is a treasure book so don’t defraud yourself by neglecting to study it daily.
When I read Psalm 119:16 the other day, I began to swell on the inside. I love my quiet time and I love reading the bible. This has not always been the case but in the last twenty years of my life reading the bible has become a passion and I thank God for His grace in this area but when I read Keller’s commentary on the verse, my pride was deflated. We should love the word and treat it with value and I do but Keller pointed out that there is more than one way to neglect the word. Reading the word is just one aspect: we are to memorize the word [hide it in our heart], we are to meditate on the word day and night and we are to incarnate the word or obey it. Wow, that changes everything. To be honest, I have to admit deep failure in three of the four. I am not good at meditating or memorizing and only the LORD knows how much I fail when it comes to obedience.
I read the bible every day but it is getting increasingly hard for me to remember where I read what: latter in the day when a verse comes to mind, I can’t remember the reference. The other day a scripture came to mind, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” I could not remember where to find it so I had to use a concordance. It the old days, I could have told you in a heartbeat. Remembering gets to be a problem when you get my age but I don’t remember what I had for lunch last Friday but that doesn’t stop me from eating. Don’t neglect the word.
Yesterday was a marathon, I’m going to try to work in some R&R today, maybe watch a little Florida/Georgia. I hope you have a great day and great weekend.
Forgot to mention yesterday that I saw Tracey B. Prater Thursday while I was at Summerfords. The girl is a trooper, doing well and has a great attitude. Keep praying.