Spending Time With the One You Love

Michael Beck

“My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.” (Psalm 119:20)

We make time for God when we make time for His Word. Would we reach a place where we think we know God and His Word well enough that we don’t need to meditate in it, day and night, any longer? What else has our attention? What else has proven so interesting to us that we no longer pant after God’s Word? Has the table of the Lord become contemptible to us? Does our soul loathe this light bread? Have we become weary with God? Has His Word become a reproach to us so that we have no more delight in it?

Our attitude toward God’s Word is our attitude toward God. We love God to the degree we love His Word. Our passion for God is equal to our passion for His Word. All who follow hard after God are diligent in their reading of His Word. They long to know Him more.

Do the first works. Rekindle your first love. Once again, make the reading of God’s Word your preeminent passion. Sup with the King. Choose what’s better for your soul. Pick up where you left off.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.