Josh Apple's Youth and Children's Page: February
Falling In Love With God's Word
As we enter February and prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I want to proclaim and make sure everyone knows that I love my wife! We have known each other for over 19 years and have been married for 15 ½ years. I love her! I want to spend time with her. I want to talk to her. I want to make her happy.
What are some words and phrases we use or hear to describe feelings of love? Think about some for a moment. Would you use those words or phrases to describe how you feel about God and His Word?
Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible (176 verses). In this Psalm, the Psalmist proclaims his love for God’s Word. “For I delight in your commands because I love them.” (v. 47) “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” (v. 97) “I obey your statutes for I love them greatly.” (v. 167) The Psalmist uses other words to describe how he feels about God’s Word. Words like “seek after,” “meditate” (or think about a lot), “long for,” and “delight in.”
When it comes to my wife, I seek after her, I think about her a lot, I long to be with her, and I delight in my relationship with her. I do all I can to be with her and get to know her better.
Did you know that the Bible has been the top selling book in the United States for decades, yet it consistently ranks as one of the least read books in America? If we claim to love God’s Word, shouldn’t we long to spend time with it? Our love for God should make Bible reading and Bible study a priority!
As we celebrate the “holiday of love” this month, let’s all demonstrate our love for God’s Word by making time each day to read it, study it, and meditate on it! As we do, our relationship with God will grow. And as that relationship grows, we will want to tell more people about our relationship. And then more souls will hear the Gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ!
In Christ’s Love,
Sunday, February 3rd – Youth Super Bowl Party and Bible Study at Eric and Emily Campbell’s (5pm until the game is over).