Bible Study Minute 5/3/18

Psalms 103; 119:1-48

Do you hunger & thirst for God’s Word?

David’s words in Psalm 103 paint a beautiful picture of God’s character for us, especially when it comes to conversion. When God forgives our sins he no longer remembers them. Instead, he us equips us to live new lives for him. This is something we should never forget and always be thankful for.

As such, when we flip over to Psalm 119, we see how this new life is lived out. It is a life characterized by a desire to live godly and to study God’s Word. I love the playful back & forth the psalmist has in this psalm. He talks about how he keeps his eyes on God’s commands, he meditates on God’s Word, he hides God’s Word in his heart to keep his way pure, and so on. At the same time, he talks about how he’s seeking after God wanting to learn God’s ways, and asking for understanding.

What we see in Psalm 119 is a never ending thirst for righteousness. And just like the psalmist, this desire can be ours when we truly seek God and study his Word.

Does this lifestyle and hunger for God’s Word characterize you? If not, pray to God & ask him to give you that desire. After you’ve finished praying, open up your Bible and dig into God’s Word.