I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep Thy Statutes. I cried unto Thee; save me, and I shall keep Thy Testimonies. I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in Thy Word. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in Thy Word. Hear my voice according unto Thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to Thy Judgment. They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from Thy Law. Thou art near, O LORD; and all Thy Commandments are truth. Concerning Thy Testimonies, I have known of old that Thou hast founded them for ever. (Psalms 119:145-152)
What is our attitude toward the Scriptures? Is it just another book, or is the very Words of GOD? What do we do when we 'finally' get to the end of the Book, do we put it away on the shelf, or do we start again? What about the 'dry' parts? Do we just read the good stories, or do we partake of all the books, even the ones hard to understand?
The Psalmist here wrote that he got up before the morning, before the night watches were over, just to hear from GOD and meditate on His Word. His hope and faith were strong because He knew GOD and continued in His Word. He didn't waver with each new 'thing' that he heard, for He stood firm on the Solid Rock.
Our obedience to His Word, and our obedience to share it with those we meet, is not an option. He commands us to hear, to read, to study, to memorize, and to meditate on His Word. We do so that we may know Him. The Scriptures speak of Jesus, from the creation of this world, to the final consummation of all things, He is there. If we would seek Jesus, that is where we must go.
We must also take the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ that we heard and believed to others that they might hear and believe. We cannot keep the love of GOD to ourselves.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Believe His Word and what it says about Him and about you, and surrender to Him on His terms and be born again, and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is real and personal. Trust His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary for forgiveness and Salvation. GOD is waiting to hear from you.