Psalm 119:165 (New American Standard Bible)
Those who love Your Law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.
The word of God is incredible and life changing. When we take time each day to study and immerse our lives in God’s word we are changed by the person of the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul tells us we are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). The word law here means direction, instruction, law. God’s word is our rule for life. It guides and directs the actions of our lives on a daily basis. Under the Old Covenant every aspect of the lives of the Jews was guided by the law. Today God has given us His word from Genesis to Revelation.
True peace can only be found when our lives are immersed in the word of God. Peace here means peace, prosperity, success, welfare, state of health. The peace of God affects every area of our lives. If we desire for God’s peace to rule in our hearts it is directly connected to our time spent in His word. Those who love His word will hunger for it, spend time in it, and live according to it. Biblical Christianity requires that we live according to the word of God. His word is to be all consuming in our lives.
The result of making God’s word the focus and center piece of our lives is that we will not stumble. We will not be overcome by the wiles of the enemy. Satan is a roaring lion and seeks to devour those who are distracted and disconnected from God. In the midst of every storm our greatest place of comfort is spending time in God’s word. When we immerse our hearts and lives in the promises of God the end result will be peace and victory.
Father today I come before you and ask you to lead, guide, and direct my steps. Father help me to understand your word and live according to your word. Where confusion may exist concerning your word I pray that you would bring clarity and understanding. I pray that my heart and mind will be fixed upon your promises for my life. Help me each day to immerse my life in your word and may your word be written upon my heart. In the name of Jesus, Amen.