Trees or Chaff? (Part 2)

Ps.1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”
       

        What do you talk about? What’s on your mind and in your heart? When you get to choose the topic of conversation what are you talking about? Do you get as excited about where your Bible study is taking you as your team stats. or your gaming skills? It’s all about investments and influences. God’s Word should be one of the first things that influences your day but many times it is fitted in at the end of the day or not at all. Make it a priority. If the church calendar is ever going to be a big deal in your life, it will have to be on purpose. Make it a point not to miss a service. I’ve known people who drive miles out of their way on vacation to go to church Sunday night and Wednesday night. I think God honors that. Church services are a big deal. I’ve also known people to miss church for a game or other activities. His delight is in the law of the Lord. This doesn’t say His delight is in church services, but you won’t find a man whose delight is in the Law of the Lord who doesn’t make much of church because the Law makes much of church. If you notice that your delight is misplaced; replace it. Spend more time in God’s Word than you do on what’s consuming your delight. We use an actual timer at our house to measure how we are investing our time. No gaming before God’s Word. 15 minutes in God’s Word doesn’t warrant 2 hrs of gaming. Make much of God’s Word. Study it, mediate on it, memorize it, create outlines, write out topical studies. Use a timer and hold yourself accountable.  Time yourself as you invest in God’s Word, turn those minutes into credits that you can only withdraw minute for minute when it comes time to play or game. A person who spends three hours a day gaming and fifteen minutes a day investing in God’s Word can’t say that his delight is in the Law of the Lord. We make chaff- like investments and expect oak tree returns.

Tim Tullos | YP
Patuxent Baptist Church
Great Mills, MD