GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE WORD
One cannot help but be challenged by the constant stream of statements written and spoken by Charles Spurgeon posted on social media, one that spoke to me recently is this:
NOBODY EVER OUTGROWS SCRIPTURE. THE BOOK WIDENS AND DEEPENS WITH OUR YEARS.
I can sure say amen to that statement.
I have been reading and meditating in Psalm 119 these last few days, just taking each small section and looking at it in various translations.
One verse that stood out was verse 17 in the AMP. N.T. Deal bountifully with Your servant, that I may live; and I will observe Your word [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying it].
These four steps are so important., to hear it, there must be no spiritual wax in our ears, and when we hear it, we must receive it, letting the Holy Spirit cause it to come alive in our heart and mind, an d we must love it, so believe i, that there is a joyful willingness to obey it.
May these four steps be the way we respond to the Word of God every day as we spend time reading and meditating in it.
Mat verse 20 in the MESSAGE be the expression of our hearts.
My soul is starved and hungry, ravenous!—
insatiable for your nourishing commands.