Wednesday, January 25, 2023


It’s raining today. Again. In fact, we have had a lot of rain in recent weeks. Quite a lot. As a result, the ground is saturated with water. 

But it occurs to me that there is a lesson for us here. Just as the ground around here is saturated with water, so do we need to be saturated, not with rain water, but with the Word of God. And maybe we particularly need this lesson in these early days of a new year.

Being saturated takes time. The ground did not become saturated with water by a five minute sprinkle of rain. It became saturated by steady rain over time. It didn't become saturated by listening to people talk about rain, or by looking at videos of rain, or by hearing about someone else's experience with rain. It became saturated by actual rain. In the same way, we don't become saturated with the Word of God by hearing people talk about it, or by reading devotional books, or by listening to Christian radio or podcasts. We become saturated by first hand experience

How much time are you willing to commit to the Word of God this year?

Here at this first month of a new year, why not make a decision, a fresh commitment, to being saturated in the Word of God?

"The law of the LORD is perfect,
reviving the soul;
the testimony of the LORD is sure,
making wise the simple;
the precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the LORD is clean,
enduring forever;
the rules of the LORD are true,
and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold,
even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
and drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
in keeping them there is great reward."
(Psalm 19:7-11 ESV)
"Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness."  (1 Timothy 4:7b NASB)

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