Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165
Do we love His law?” One cannot love what one does not know. A person cannot do or understand what he has never learned. We are commanded to learn law (the Torah, scriptures or Bible) day and night and to teach it to our children—we can attempt to do so by attending church and homeschooling (a good start).
We need to know the Word of God. Not skim it, not as something tacked on but as the focus of life. This requires repeated reading. You cannot learn what the Bible has to say by reading it through once. This must be repeated daily.
Our purpose should be to know God and encourage our children (and grandchildren) to LOVE the law–for God’s Word to be in us. We must seek Him through His Word—not on a surface level—but digging through Scripture seeking God’s way–seeking the Truth. We need to turn off the television. Our generation is being robbed of great opportunities to learn the truth by the continual flood of television.
Seek God daily FIRST and diligently. By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
The goal of learning God’s Word is never to be better than another—it is to know Him. I wrote “The Heart of Wisdom Teaching Approach” to explain what I have learned after a lot of trial and error—the importance of seeking God first daily—never to rely on man’s teachings but lean on the Holy Spirit’s leading. Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding. Proverbs 9:10.
It’s not enough to attend church and avoid the appearance of evil. God, in this world, has appointed wisdom to the structure, method and goal of our learning. It is not enough to simply borrow a curriculum and sprinkle it with Christian words.
Wisdom is far above any other goals. When we and our children REALLY love the law we will not stumble —but first we need to know it—not just know of it–not just a introduction to it or an overview—know it—have it written on our hearts.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1–2).
Renew your mind with His Word—humbly, not pridefully—to know Him. When pride comes, then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom. Pro 11:2
My son, do not lose sight of these—keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:21–24—Beautiful! Read it again! “Life for your soul.”
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119
Let’s turn off the televisions and let God’s Word minister to our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.