Monday, October 22, 2012

Thy Commandments, Which I Have Loved

Psalm 119:47
And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. 

     How wonderful are the commandments of God. His Words are like water to the thirsty soul. To the longing saint it drops as honey to the tongue; to the hurting believer it is comfort in affliction.  Yea, it is a medicine to the sick and life to the weary.  Its cooling salve can relinquish the burn of any trial. When applied it is more precious than gold.  Let us take heed that we meet with His Word and apply it.  As a wick cannot be lit unless it meets the flame, so our heart can never be healed if it does not touch the Word. Your delight in its teachings are not natural, but supernatural; therefore we love it. Does not thy own heart leap for joy at its sound?  Though many men may use the Word as unskillful teachers, fear not; we have the best Teacher of its contents, The Lord Himself.  Allow Christ to be the Great Physician of your soul. He shall open the balm of healing or cut tenderly as a surgeon removing death from the body. His Word is the minister of joy and the producer of faith.  You may say today believer, "My appetite has faded, and my thirst is gone."  Then force feed yourself the milk of the Word, knowing that when we "taste and see that the Lord is good" He disappoints not. Fill thyself on His honey and the sugar of the world will be despised.  Cling to His Word now!  It cannot help you if you do not feed upon its graces.