Monday, January 26, 2015

Psalms 119:165 Love God in What Sense?

Psalms 119:165 reads: “Abundant peace belongs to those who love your law….”

Question: In what sense should we love God’s law? Jerome K. Jerome is credited with the quib: “I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” Is that the sense “those” should love God’s law? Is it merely as an observer, casually taking it all in? Do we love God’s law like we love watching an interesting movie, watching the waves on the beach?

In case anyone would actually feel that way, James 1:22 indicates that merely hearing or observing is NOT enough. We must ACT. Yes, loving God’s law means that we are obeying God’s law. Just looking at the Bible on our tables does not give us “abundant peace.” We must read and apply it.

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