"Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts." Jeremiah 15:16
What is your relationship with the written Word of God? How do you feel about it? What do you think about it? Is it something that you have a casual relationship with-- one that isn't committed. Do you feel as though it is something you can take or leave? Do you read it only when you feel like it, or have a question about something, or need an answer? Does it have little importance to you? Is reading it part of your daily life and routine, or is it an occasional thought to pick it up? Is it something that you crave and want to read and study more and more? Do you love it? Do you live by it? Does it empower you? Is it transforming you? Just how do you feel about the Word of God?
We have talked many times in the past about how important the Word of God is to our lives. It is health to our flesh. Its words are the words of life. It is the avenue through which faith is produced in our hearts. It is our offensive weapon against the attacks of the enemy-- satan. Hearing its preaching is what saves us. And without its knowledge we will perish.
Today we discovered another treasure of great price about God's Word. The prophet said that God's Word was joy and rejoicing to his heart. He found great peace and joy in it.
Do you need this peace and joy? Are you sad? Are you downcast? Do you feel like you have nothing to live for? Is sorrow engulfing you? Do you feel tired, used and abused? Do you feel like you can't go on? Have you lost your joy? Is your heart always in a state of morning, confusion, anger or despair? Then get into God's Word and find out what it says. "Eat" it like the prophet did. It will take your sad heart and make it a glad heart. It will clear up the confusion and give you peace. It will comfort you in sorrow. It will cause your discouraged heart to rejoice. It will make you feel alive again because its words are sweet and bring joy to your heart.
Have a great day. God's Word will make our hearts rejoice and give us joy.