The Need for Truth
Solomon portrays the estimation of Scripture: it resembles a urge. It makes you go where you would not normally go; it conveys you by nudging you along.
I recollect a man who was in the hold of a horrible sadness for over a year.
Be that as it may, he was conveyed by every day mulling over a basic articulation he found in Scripture, the expressions of Jesus, Not my will, yet yours be done (Luke 22:42).
Ruminating over that for a long time spurred him and asked him to consider his life in those terms.
He was freed once again from his downturn inside a generally brief timeframe and stayed away forever to it once more.
Sacred text is additionally a solidly inserted nail.
You can cling to it in the midst of peril and allurement. Once in my own life when I was seriously grieved of heart, one expression from Jesus came into my psyche over and over.
It was the place where Jesus said to His followers, Let not your hearts be grieved (John 14:1a RSV).
I was particularly grasped by those two words, Let not. They said to me that a disturbed heart in the devotee is dependent upon the desire of that adherent.
He can leave his heart alone upset, or he can let it not be disturbed.
The ground for letting it not be disturbed is in the words that quickly follow: Jesus said, Believe in God, accept additionally in me (John 14:lb RSV).
At the point when the acknowledgment struck me that my living Lord was there, with insight and ability to deal with the circumstance, I felt the lifting of my heart’s heap. That is the force of Scripture.
For what reason does it have this special force? The explanation, as indicated by refrain 11, is on the grounds that their gathered colloquialisms… [are] given by one Shepherd.
These are roused, God-inhaled words. The core of God is the core of a shepherd; He considers us to be meandering sheep needing a shepherd’s consideration.
The way that the Lord is our shepherd is most likely the explanation the shepherds of Bethlehem were picked to be the principal men to hear the magnificent expressions of the holy messengers: Today in the town of David a Savior has been destined to you; he is Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11).
However, with the expectation that was stirred on that Christmas morning, there was the acknowledgment that the One who was brought into the world in the trough was the One of whom it was said, the Lord has laid on him the evildoing of all (Isaiah 53:6b).
Be cautioned, my child, of anything notwithstanding [the expressions of the wise], the Searcher says (Ecclesiastes 12:11).
This is the useful tidbit to searchers for information: Of making numerous books there is no closure (Ecclesiastes 12:12). It is on the whole correct to peruse and look and know and learn.
Yet, be careful with letting this take you past the straightforward reality that this book so plainly announces, that God is the response to the purpose behind presence.
Until we find Him, study and books won’t ever be of any proceeding with an incentive to us.