How do we read the Psalmist without tears? No matter our story, the word of God is comfort in affliction, joy in sorrow, peace in turmoil, a compass in confusion, hope in death.
When we choose not to live in the word of God, it’s because we are drawn to death. God withholds His grace from no one. If we suffer want, that’s on us.
I write these things to myself, you guys, for the sake of comprehension and safety—for the sake of my busy brain that every day says, “I’ve heard enough.”
I can’t tell you how grateful I am that God put His word on paper. Any moment I can pick it up and my jumbled thoughts get rest. I pray, and the Spirit of God brings up His implanted word from the bank of my heart.
It’s all there—God’s wisdom and knowledge, at our fingertips. If we haven’t time to know and respond to the word of God, we are an affront to His holiness—lost in utter darkness.
“Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands and live.” (Proverbs 4:4)
“Why is it that some Christians, although they hear many sermons, make but slow advances in the divine life? Because they neglect their closets, and do not thoughtfully meditate on God’s Word.” –Charles Spurgeon