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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, October 25th, 2019
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When I read through Psalm 111 again today, trying to find some inspiration for my little 'devotional,' my eyes and my mind stumbled for a moment on the word "studied." Do you see it in verse 2?

2 Great are the works of the Lord,
studied by all who delight in them.

It made me consider for a moment, what it means to study, and how unusual it seemed to me, for one to connect study with delight.

Oh, how I hated studying. If you're like me, the word conjures up memories of school. I remember it as an onerous, time-consuming, drudgery! It's associated with exams; with all-night cramming; and even a falling heart when I see my grade.

So how can study be a delight? Well, it's not that unusual to be obsessed with some topic or another. I remember a time when I was really interested in the Star Trek franchise! As a young man, I studied the associated lore with glee! In my delight, I collected the memorabilia, played the games, read the ship manuals, and stayed up all night recording episodes to the VCR.

What are you passionate about? Do you have a similar moment in your life when you studied a favourite topic?

Sadly, I hesitate to say that my passion of studying the works of the Lord matches my study of the works of James T Kirk, or Jean-Luc Picard!

Let's change our perspective on that right now! There is so much to delight in with regards to the works of the Lord! As the Psalmist reminds us, we can delight in God's provision, God's promises and most importantly, God's redemption of we, his people!

Holy, and awesome is his name!