Do You Love the Scriptures?
~by Jeff Arthur~
Psalm 119: 47-48
Psalm 119: 97
Psalm 119: 113
Psalm 119: 127
Someone who loves the scriptures will have characteristics that show it.
1. You READ them and STUDY them
Acts 17: 11
1 John 2: 27
Pro. 2: 2
Psalm 119: 18
Psalm 119: 97
2. You MEDITATE on the Word
think about them, they should be in your thoughts, have them in your mind
Psalm 1: 2 Meditate day and night
think about what they mean
Is the Word of God in your mind and heart?:
Psalm 10: 3-4 The wicked does not have God in his thoughts
If you read and study and meditate on the Word you will GROW.
3. You SEEK to HEAR them.
Do you come and hear them?
You have a desire to hear the Word taught.
I Tim. 3: 15
I Tim. 3: 2
II Tim. 3: 16-17
qualifications of pastor – apt to teach, to tend the flock so they grow, see sin, are sanctified and encouraged and grow.
David says: I was glad when they said, let us go to the house of the Lord
II Tim 3: 16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration..
4. You OBEY them– blessing is on those who HEAR & OBEY the Word
What you read you seek to obey
John 14: 23 If you love me keep my commandments
II Sam 12: 9 If you love them you obey them
If you hate it you don’t obey it.
Obedience is shown all through the week & in secret where God can see.
5. You TEACH them.
If you are saved, you teach them. Even if only to your own child.
I Peter 3:15 – Sanctify the Lord be ready to answer everyone for the hope that you have
II Tim 3: 15- from a child he knew the scriptures
Deut. 6:6-7 Fathers are to teach their children
Jer 15:16 Your Words were found and I ate them,
and your Word became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
for I have been called by your name.