Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. (Psalm 119:165)
The world we live in longs for the experience of peace at any cost. Sadly, the closest many get to it is the R.I.P etched on their tombstones. Do you have a special place where you go for a moment of peace when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle and stresses of life? Well, I have a word of cosmic comfort for you today; I will point you toward a peaceful place like no other on this side of the grave.
When was the last time you thought of the Bible as a place where you can go and find peace? For far too many, the Bible is the place of last resort after we have tried everything else. But this is not for you! The psalmist knew that the only place he could count on for finding peace was in the Scriptures. And notice the kind of peace the psalmist identifies: great peace. Great peace is offered to those who look to nothing smaller than God and His Holy Word.
So here is the question that must be asked: Do you truly love the Word of God? Perhaps the best way to answer that question is by looking at the amount of time you spend in the Word of God — daily . . . weekly . . . monthly. When you love something, regardless of what it might be, you want to spend time with it – whether it is a favorite food or a faithful friend. Think about it this way: We can watch the movies we love over and over and over again. Can the same thing be said about your desire to read through the Bible over and over and over again?
There is one more thing expressed in today’s passage for you to consider. Those who love the Word of God experience stability when others around them stumble. Think about it this way: Whether living in a season of plenty and prosperity or a season of scarcity and lack, the one who loves God’s Word does not stumble like many who find it difficult to navigate the waters of either advantage or adversity. Those who anchor in the truths of the Almighty are able to rise above the challenges of temporal life. Remember, the more time you spend with God in His Word, the greater peace you will experience in your life, regardless of the circumstances you face.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!