A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
The arrival of September brings with it cooler temperatures, decreasing daylight, and the return to classes for millions of students. Hopefully by now, students have adjusted to their new schedules and accepted the fact that they must start hitting the books. Taking our studies seriously is something everyone should do, especially those who profess to be followers of Jesus Christ. The word “disciple” in the New Testament is defined as a learner or one who adheres to the teaching of another. Therefore, every Christian is by definition a disciple and should be striving to become a diligent student of one book, the Bible.
Psalm 119 is not only the longest chapter in the Bible but a psalm devoted to praising the Word of God. The structure of the psalm takes you through each letter of the Hebrew alphabet and is filled with numerous synonyms to describe the precepts of God. More fascinating than its intricate design is its appraisal of the nature and prominence the Scriptures should have in our lives. Psalm 119:10 says, “I seek you with all my heart, do not let me stray from your commandments.”
Finding time each day to read and reflect on God’s Word can be a real challenge, but well worth the investment. Let’s make it a priority to hit the one book that exceeds all others and become life long learners in the school of Christ.