Monday, February 06, 2017

Law and Peace (Proverbs 3:1-2)

Today’s scripture: Proverbs 3:1-2

When we decide to follow Christ, we begin a wonderful journey in relationship with Him. We can delight in knowing that He’s with us, every moment of every day.

But we’re commanded to do something to keep that relationship strong and growing: We must know the law of the Lord. We must keep His commandments.

God’s Word, the Bible, contains all of God’s words to us as well as His commandments, both in the Old and New Testaments.

In order to keep this particular requirement to “not forget My law” and to “keep My commandments,” we need to spend time in God’s Word.

Note that next part of the verse: for the length of days and long life.

This means that this is a life-long requirement. We can’t just read God’s Word off and on or in one season of our lives. It’s a life-long endeavor as part of a life-long relationship.

There’s joy in knowing Jesus. It’s an amazing privilege to have a true relationship with Him. And getting to know Him more and more deeply through the study of His Word is another gift from Him to us.

Oh, and there’s that last part of the verse: our days and long life will add peace to us.

Do you spend time remembering God’s law, His Word? Do you strive to keep His commandments? If you do, thank Him for His Word and His promise of peace. If you don’t, ask God now to work in you so that you can draw ever closer to Him.

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