Delighting in the Word

“Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2

Reading the bible can sometimes seem like a chore.

We have to carve out time from our busy schedules to read a book that isn’t always easy to understand (Read Leviticus sometime), can be pretty dull (hello the list of begats in Chronicles), and just utterly confusing (every read Revelation?).

It can be hard to get into.
Difficult to concentrate on.
Near impossible to stick with.
And sometimes it doesn’t even seem to help.

We’ve all felt that way.
We’ve all had difficulty staying in God’s word.
We’ve all been overwhelmed with where to start.

It’s not easy to read the word.
Let alone meditate on it.

But the Psalmist understood the value of God’s word. He knew the power that comes when we not only read God’s word, but continually meditate on it, asking ourselves how to apply it in our daily lives.

Delighting in God’s word brings blessing.

It’s only through reading and meditating on God’s word that we learn who He is.
It’s only when we dig into scripture that we are able to distinguish the voice of God from our own thoughts.
It’s only in God’s word that we find His character, promises, and learn how we should live.

And knowing Him is a blessing.

So, my brothers and sisters, when your day fills up and you question whether you have time to read your bible, may you remember the blessing scripture brings in our lives. May you place a high importance on getting to know God. And may you, as you make time to be in the Word, encounter a deeper level of God’s presence in your life.

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2 replies
  1. Loren Pinilis
    Loren Pinilis says:

    Great devotion, Jason!
    Understanding the importance and the place that God places on the Bible has helped me understand more and more how important it should be in my life. Just read Psalm 119 – God thinks his word is pretty important :)

    • Jason Vana
      Jason Vana says:

      Thanks, Loren! Reading and understanding scripture is key to not only understanding God, but our place in His story. It drastically changes our lives if we read it and live it out.

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