How Much Do You Love God's Word?

J. D. Conley
August 20, 2017

This world is bulging with books of every kind and bibliophiles would scramble to own each and every volume. But lovers of reading do not necessarily have to be in love with physical books. Some just like the mere existence of books, how they are made, when they were printed, who published them as well as the materials that went into making them. They are content to have them on display as a collection; a mere conversation piece. Yes, there are people who have vast libraries, yet don't read a word.

Likewise, most people have a vast library known as The Holy Bible, that they never read. Maybe they are in love with the leather binding, the gold edged leaves, or just its smell. Perhaps they view owning a Bible and displaying it on a coffee table as warding off evil.

The question above is not inquiring about your feelings toward a sometimes expensive leather bound book and how it looks, but how you feel about what it says. How much in love are you with its message, as opposed to its appearance?

Is it only a book we pick up as a last resort in times of desperation? Is it only a family record book wherein deaths and marriages are logged? Is it only a depository for recipes and pressing flowers? Or...is it a book we love without measure?

Without question, each one of us love God's Word to some degree. But the question is meant to be a piercing one, viz., to what degree do we love God's Word? Can we honestly say along with David, "I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold" (Ps.119:127). Can we wholeheartedly agree with Solomon who claimed, "How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver" (Pro.16:16)!

May we pray to attain and retain this level of joy concerning God’s Word, "I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches" (Ps.119:14). The question begs, "How much do you love God's Word?"