Crying For The Lord

Streams of tears flow from my eyes,
for your law is not obeyed. — Psalm 119:136 (NIV)
When was the last time you cried for God?  Have you ever lamented and wept over the evil that is in our world?  Does it break your heart, as it broke the psalmist’s, that God’s Word is ignored (including by His own people)?  Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible.  It is 176 verses dedicated to honoring Scripture.  It is a love letter to God’s Word.
Jesus was devoted and dedicated to the Word of God.  He quoted Scripture on many occasions.  He fended off the attacks of the evil one by quoting Scripture.  He expounded on it in the Sermon on the Mount.  He uttered Scripture (Psalm 22) from the cross.  He knew His Bible.  He loved His Bible.  It fed Him and the Bible should feed us as well.
Do you love the Word of God?  Do you love Scripture?  Do you love the Bible?  What place does it have in your life?  How much time do we spend in reading and studying Scripture (I know.  Not enough!)?  The fact is that we do not spend enough time reading God’s love letter to the world.  We read books that are based on Scripture and books that are about the Bible, but we do not spend enough time in the Bible.  If we spent more time devoted to God’s Word, I believe that we would find ourselves more devoted to its Author.  We might find ourselves, like the psalmist, weeping over the disobedience of God’s Word in our world.
PRAYER: Help me to not only love Your Word, O Lord, but to obey it today. Thank You for Your Word, Lord God. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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