It is difficult to imagine what life would be like if we did not have God’s word. We would have no idea who God is. We would not understand how sin entered the world and the devastating impact it has had. We would not know about true love or what is going to happen when we die. We would have no basis for relationships and morals. It would be absolutely awful.
Thankfully God has given us His word. The Bible is really not that long of a book, yet we will never mine all the treasures that are found in it. It is our lifeline to God. It provides everything we need for life and godliness (2 Pet 1:3). The more we learn to love God, the more we will love His word. God’s word is not an assignment, it is a priceless gift.
Consider how the psalmist expresses his perspective of God’s word.
I shall delight in Your commandments, which I love. And I shall lift up my hands to Your commandments, which I love; and I will meditate on Your statutes.
I hate those who are double-minded, but I love Your law.
Therefore I love Your commandments above gold, yes, above fine gold.
Your word is very pure, therefore Your servant loves it.
Consider how I love Your precepts; revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness.
I hate and despise falsehood, but I love Your law.
My soul keeps Your testimonies, and I love them exceedingly.
To be able to meditate on God’s word should be one of the greatest delights a Christian has in this life!
O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.