I’ve been enjoying reading Fred Sanders book The Deep Things of God. In chapter 6, Sanders discusses the Trinitarian dynamic we experience when we read our Bibles. In one part of this chapter, Sanders examines a hymn book that was edited by the great G. Campbell Morgan. The hymn book is comprised of songs that are all about the Bible. As Sanders writes, “Fifty love songs to the Bible!” We should love the Bible because we encounter God in the Bible. We experience communion with God in the pages of Scripture. We are changed as the Spirit of God opens the eyes of our hearts and illuminates God-breathed truths to us. Do you love your Bible? One of the hymns in the aforementioned hymn book was written by the prolific writer William Cowper:
The Spirit breathes upon the Word,
And brings the truth to sight,
Precepts and promises afford
A sanctifying light.
A glory gilds the sacred page,
Majestic, like the sun,
It gives a light to every age,
It gives, but borrows none.The hand that gave it still supplies
The gracious light and heat,
Its truths upon the nations rise
-They rise but never set.
I want to have a holy reverence and appreciation for the Bible. I want to love my Bible because it helps me to love my Savior more and live for His glory! As the Psalmist says in Psalm 119:97, “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” And in verse 127 he writes, “Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.”
Do you love your Bible?