Friday, May 24, 2013

Psalm 1:2

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
God’s Word is delightful. By it we know the most important truths of life.
First: We can know God through His Word.
The Shaper of man, the Creator of all things, the Sovereign of time and eternity, the Omnipotent and Omniscient, God has revealed Himself to us. Who are we that He should do that? The most wealthy, and the most powerful men on the earth tend to hide their personal information as they gain prestige, but God chooses rather to reveal Himself through His word. He wants us to be able to see Him. He gave us an entire library called “The Bible” to show us His character and His nature, His joys and His dislikes.
Second: We can know of our helplessness.
The stories of Scripture teach us again and again, that no matter who we are, we always fall short. Whether it was a king like David, or a wealthy land-owner like Abraham, or a strong man like Sampson, or a wise man like Solomon, all men have shortcomings. Consistently, we see them make mistakes. The hollowness of their power, wealth, strength, and wisdom reveals itself in the self-destructive human tendencies that we also see in ourselves. So from God’s Word, we can see that we too are helpless.
Third: We can know of the hope offered through Jesus.
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God,” truly describes us. But we read that, “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” “For God hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Although we blow it continually, we can find hope and solace in the peace brought through the sacrifice of Jesus. As the song writer put it, “Hallellujah, all I have is Christ!” And we find our hope in God’s Word.
Truly His Word can be a delight to those who read it. The irony is that some people misread Psalm 1:2 as a command, “You must delight in the law of God!” as if it is not already delightful. God’s Word when read, brings hope; when understood, brings life; when obeyed, brings joy. Now, read it and enjoy.

Food For Thought: What three truths does the Bible tell us?