Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Oh, how I love your law!
I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,
for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers,
for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders,
for I obey your precepts.
(Psalms 119:97-100 (NIV))
What do you love?
I want you to think about that question for a moment and consider the following.
When you say you love something, you devote time to it.
When you say you love something, you willingly give up other things to have what you love.
When you say you love something, it is a priority in your life.
We all say that we love. We love our spouses. We love our children. We love our church. We love our friends, and, yes, some people even say that they love their job. We seldom hear anybody saying that they love God’s Word. We may say that we love God, or that we love Jesus, but do we truly fit the description of love.
I want you to truthfully answer the following questions, no matter how they may turn out. I have had to make some adjustments in my life based on my answers.
What do you devote your time to?
What is the one thing that you will give up everything else in order to possess it or participate in it?
What is the priority in your life?
Did any of your answers point you toward God?
There is a very strong concept running through God’s Word. David knew it well. It wrote about it often.
Be still, and know that I am God;
(Psalm 46:10a (NIV))
David spent time in God’s presence. He meditated on God’s Word. He loved God and His Word. As a result, God, through David’s devotion, made David wise. He gave Him insight. He gave him understanding.
There is a valuable lesson to be learned from David. He knew the importance of spending time with God in His Word. He longed to know God, and God blessed David.
After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: `I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’
(Acts 13:22 (NIV))
What do you love? Will it bring you blessings in the eyes of God?