Delighting in the Word

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“Blessed is the one … whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yield its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither — whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3 (NIV)

“When I discovered Your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear Your name, O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies.” Jeremiah 15:16 (NLT)

God sent the Word and, through Him, all the families of the earth were blessed. Jesus modeled being anchored in Scripture by using it powerfully. (Luke 4:1-13) When we choose to feast on His Word, we gain insight into the heart and mind of Jesus. Embracing the hidden place of sweet communion with our Savior, we’re not only filled with joy, but we also learn to discern His Word.

Isn’t it fascinating how the same verse from a morning quiet time will cascade throughout the day? When the Holy Spirit illuminates a word, we want more. The more we abide in the Word with steadfast devotion, the more confidently we take up the Sword of the Spirit to intercede for others. Often, the Lord brings a word to mind that ministers His hope and reassurance to encourage someone. Are you waiting for a word from the Lord? Keep looking to the Word and keep listening. You don’t want to miss it!

When the truths of the Living Word are written deeply on our hearts, then we will thrive like trees with roots reaching deeply into the Living Water. No matter what life’s seasons bring us, we will remain hopeful and confident, standing on the truth of Scripture. By continually producing fruit by His Spirit working in and through us, we’ll impact lives for His Kingdom. (Jeremiah 17:7-8)

-Barb Wibling