A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
Have you ever thought that, if there were just a few more hours in the day you could accomplish everything you need to? Unfortunately, life isn’t that simple or straightforward. So with everything that needs to get done, how do God’s children find the time to read the Bible?
In Psalm 119:16 David proclaims, “I delight in your decrees, I will not neglect your word.” Since spending time in the Bible is guaranteed to impact and change the believer’s life, it is essential that we make time for reading and meditating on God’s Word. You can get started by selecting a time that works best for you (morning, afternoon, or evening). Then commit to reading one section of Psalm 119 every day for the next three weeks. (Psalm 119 is the longest psalm in the Bible and is devoted to praising the value of reading and meditating on the Scriptures. It is also written in an alphabet acrostic organized around the twenty-two letters in the Hebrew alphabet.) After you have finished reading, select a key word or phrase from the verses you just looked at and ask the Lord to bring it to your mind throughout the day.
It’s true, we are all very busy. However, is is also true that we make time for what we love most. So, no more excuses! Set aside fifteen minutes a day to read and reflect on Psalm 119. After doing this successfully for the next twenty-two days, see if you don’t notice a difference in your attitude toward God, others, and what really needs to completed.