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Studying His Word

Rather, the law of the LORD is their joy; God’s law they study day and night. Psalm 1:2

You thought you must be a bible-toting person to do this.

You carry the Word everywhere you go. You have it in your back pack. You have it in your home desk, in your office cubicle. You look at those missionary guy with their handbag armed with the Word as your model.  You thought the pastor passes this verse. You thought that would be it. Carry it. Read it. Have it in your bag. Have it whenever, wherever you might be.

As you reflect about it further, it convinces you there’s more than that.

Do you experience joy when you follow the Lord’s law? When you are up to something yet you know you will violate his Word, do you have joy or sadness since you did not attain what you should have achieved? Are you joyful when you follow him or do you feel this great depression since you think you are not free to do or say what you want to?

This is God’s law as your study all day and all night. You don’t keep it in your bag, you keep it in your heart. You just don’t carry it, you carry it on the way you live, the way you speak or the way you accomplish things. Those things above will surely help, yet what matters is you put his Word into action.

In your day or night, do you study his Word? No, I’m not saying you keep on reading the Bible, which surely is good, but in your every gesture or each of your spoken word, do you consider his laws? Wait, I know what you are thinking. You think it’s like tip-toeing in life. Maybe. However, consider his Word before you do something or say something. This is studying his Word day and night. Yes, it is possible to study his laws day in and day out. It is like shaping a sculpture according to his Word. Step by step. Word after word. Action after action. Your life being shape by God’s Word.

Consider this. We sin, most of the time, because at that instant we let go of our study of his Word.

The psalmist encourages us, may God’s Word be our joy and when we follow it may it produce joy in us. The psalmist calls us, may we study God’s law day and night, keeping it in our hearts and in our minds.

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It Happened

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert. Luke 3:1-2

There was a time element – fifteenth year of the reign… There was a specific mention of people on the period stated- Tiberius Ceasar, Pilate, Herod, Philip, Lysanias, Annas and Caiaphas. There was a mention of government and church leaders of the said duration; it was an indication of certainty.  I think Luke was narrating an event with historical facts. When you are writing about history, precise and uncontested matters are important ingredients. And Luke portrays this. He indicated the time. He pointed to the people who were leading that time.  Luke maybe is telling us, this really happened.

When we read and reflect on the bible, sometimes we do not realized that what we are reading are real occurrences.  We are reflecting on actual events of the saving plan of God. We comprehend realities of God loving us and men and women loving God. The Read Sea parted, the blind saw, the lame walked, the deaf heard and sung; these are some of the supernatural acts of our God.  And in this modern day, it’s hard to grasp what God has done or what God will do.  We asked for more evidence and proof about God and His love and existence. Yet, we have the verse above signifies time and people of history.  Further when you read the word of God…

God created. We sinned against Him.
He sent prophets. We did not listen to them.
Jesus came. Jesus walked with us. Jesus died and He rose.
We are saved. He loves us. By His grace we can love Him back.

No more proof needed. It happened.

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