“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all day.” Psalm 119:97 What do you think about God’s Word?...
“I have more understanding than all my teachers…” Psalm 119:99
What do you value in this world? Do you think more about appearance, money, and notoriety than you do about wisdom, knowledge and virtue? It seems that our culture does little to honor the wisdom and experience of the aged. Yet we are quick to celebrate outward
beauty and wealth. An estimated $8 billion is spent on beauty products in America each year! It’s clear what we value as a culture.
Yet, according to Scripture, gaining wisdom, knowledge, and virtue is far more important than losing weight or worrying about wrinkles.
Yet even in our appearance-driven culture, there a is a deep-seated respect for those who live a high-character life. But where does this character come from? When we choose to love God’s Word and seek to live out what it teaches.
God’s laws were not given to make His people miserable. They were not designed to make His followers unhappy. They were given to us to make us more like Him.
This idea is similar to being an earthly father. I don’t tell my kids not to play in the streets because I don’t want them having fun. I do so because I want to protect them. I give them guidance because I know what’s best for them. And God wants the same for us.
So, let’s seek a deep understanding of God’s Word and allow it to shape our character.
Father, help me to put my hope in You and Your wisdom. Your ways are beyond my own. I trust that as I get to know Your heart better through Your Word, Your Spirit will mold my life to look more like Your Son, Jesus. Amen.