Prayer Thought: Finding Pleasure in God’s Word

We live in a culture where it’s not uncommon to hear a fellow Christian disagree with the Word of God.  While this is sometimes the result of someone else misrepresenting the truth of what Scripture actually says (and means), sadly it’s also the response of Christians who simply do not want to adhere to God’s Word (if they don’t like it).  It’s alarming when Christians feel free to disagree with God.

God says the following of Israel.  “Their ears are closed so they cannot hear.  The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it” (Jer 6:10b).  God then says, “This is what the Lord says:  ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.  But you have said, ‘We will not walk in it'” (v. 16).

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We sometimes think God’s instructions are dated and out of touch.  We think we are an enlightened people who have no use for a book as old as the Bible.  Yet, we must remind ourselves that God’s way is the good way.  When we listen intently to God and obey His good Words, we find the rest and joy we so desperately search after.  “Lord, help me remember that Your ways are higher than my ways.  Your wisdom far exceeds anything I could possibly hear from the voice of men.  Help me listen, obey and take pleasure in Your ways.”

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