Joy in Christ: Love the Scriptures

In our continuing series on “Joy In Christ,” the subject we will now consider is a love of the scriptures. The child of God takes joy in God’s book. Psalm 119:103 says, “How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” Jeremiah 15:16 says, “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.”

As Christians, we have several reasons to rejoice in the law of God, the word of God:

  • First, it gives us comfort in time of trouble (Romans 15:4-5). When we look back into the Old Testament and see how men and women faced hard circumstances and yet prevailed because of their trust in God, it gives us comfort.
  • Second, it keeps us from sinning (Psalms 119:11). The word of God both defines sin and lists several sins of which I am to repent.
  • Third, it can strengthen and build us up as His children (Acts 20:32). The Bible makes us better and stronger. We are better Christians, fathers, mothers, children, citizens and neighbors when we follow God’s precepts.
  • Fourth, it furnishes the Christian with everything that we need (2 Peter 1:3). One can find the answers to life’s deepest problems in the Bible. It has all I need to grow and develop in the best way possible.

Someone who is a Christian and does not love God’s word is doing a serious disservice to themselves. The Bible has so many benefits for us. Upon every reading of the Bible, greater wisdom is gained and one is drawn closer to the Lord.

Kyle Campbell

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