Some people complain, “I really don’t get much out of the Bible.”
Yesterday’s devotional had the hymn writer saying the solidity of the
Bible led him to want to “prove it and make it mine.” How does one do
that? Today’s attached devotional will give you vital clues. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 119:57-60 (ESV)57 The Lord is my portion;
I promise to keep your words.
58 I entreat your favor with all my heart;
be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 When I think on my ways,
I turn my feet to your testimonies;
60 I hasten and do not delay
to keep your commandments.
“The Bible is meant to govern our lives, to fashion our choices, to challenge our cherished traditions, and ultimately to make us look like Jesus Christ. The question for each of us, then, is whether the Bible actually functions in this way. Do we submit to its dictates? Do we put our confidence in its promises? Do we stop living a certain way in response to it counsel? Do we embrace particular truths on its authority? Do we set aside traditional practices that conflict with its instruction? In other words, for the Bible to be of value to us it must actually function to shape how we think, feel, and act, as well was what we believe, value, and teach.” [Sam Storms, “Introduction” to Joe Thorn, Note to Self: The discipline of Preaching to Yourself, (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011), p. 12]