THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Since I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed:
I’ll probably never get really good at anything - especially golf;
Going out is not imperative, coming home IS;
Everybody writes in small print;
But OLD is good in some things:
Like old movies;
and, especially – the Bible.
15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
Many years ago, when our son was about 6 and our daughter was about 4,
Ann and I took them camping on a lake in Arkansas.
We had fun: fishing, walking on the beach of sand, playing in the water, cooking supper outdoors.
After about 4 hours, our daughter asked, “Where’s the bathroom?”
Ann showed her how to “go” in the woods.
When it got dark, she asked, “Dad, turn on the TV.”
I told her there was no TV where we were.
She said, “OK. No bathroom, no TV – I’m ready to go HOME!”
Usually, our focus determines our desires.
When we lose our focus on “good” things, our desires change!
As Christians, our focus should be on the Lord.
We should “meditate” and learn His will according to His Word.
We should “delight” ourselves in His Word, and have an appetite for it.
We should learn the Word of God – not just memorize it for a short time.
Then, we should act upon the Word of God, building our lives around His principles!
As you get older, remember that God’s Word provides living food for right living!
Determine to maintain your focus upon His Word, learning and growing according to His will.