Have you prayed a prayer like this in Psalm 119:17-20 that you might know and live out God’s word? The Psalmist is asking God to open up the word to him that he might truly know it in all its depths of meaning. This is a prayer we should pray every time we open up the word of God to read it. Also, to know God’s word means we have to be diligent to read and study it. Is the word a priority in your life, do you set a time apart so you can read it daily? Do you have a reading plan you follow or do you just haphazardly open the bible and read whatever is in front of you that day? My challenge is to join us for our daily bible reading plan or to take a short book of the bible or a chapter and read it 30 days straight or longer. You will be surprised at all the things you begin to see in God’s word as it opens up to you. To develop a hunger for the word means you have to read it and the more you read it and understand it the more you will want to read and learn. Make use of good commentaries and other GOOD resources to learn the meaning of things you don’t understand. If you need a list of those resources, I can supply some that are good and easily understandable.
Psalm 119:17-20 Deal bountifully with Your servant, That I may live and keep Your word. 18 Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law. 19 I am a stranger in the earth; Do not hide Your commandments from me. 20 My soul breaks with longing For Your judgments at all times.