Thursday, August 17, 2006

A Godly Man is a Lover of the Word: Part Ten

A Godly Man is a Lover of the Word

by Thomas Watson

"O how love I your law." (Psa. 119:97)

Part A: Godly Man Loves the Word Written

g. By talking about it: "My tongue shall speak of your word." (Psa. 119:172). As a covetous man talks of his rich purchase, so a godly man speaks of the Word. What a treasure it is, how full of beauty and sweetness! Those whose mouths the devil has gagged, who never speak of God's Word, indicate that they never reaped any good from it.
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We speak of the things we treasure. Do we treasure His Word? Does it sneak into our conversations? Does it intrude into our thoughts? Does it tumble from our lips easily?

Let us examine ourselves. When we talk with others do we really share from God's Word out of a knowledge born of study and meditation or do we simply mouth Christian platitudes and cliches and think we have shared the truth of God's Word? I see a lot of this on the internet. I sometimes see it in myself. How easy it is to hang onto familiar Christian catch-phrases and a few encouraging verses and think that we have encouraged another believer in the Word. But we cannot share deeply from the Word of God unless we have drunk deeply at its wells of truth. Let us talk about the Word and let us fill our hearts and minds with its truth so that when we talk, what we say will reflect that!

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