About a year and a half ago I let slip a comment I have completely changed my tune about.  I was sitting in or just after bible study talking about favorite passages of Scripture and I made the comment, “the psalms bore me.”  Much has changed in the time since I made this statement, which was the honest truth at the time, and I have of late found much refreshment in the psalms.  Certianly they are different from the events which take place in the Samuels, Kings, and Chronicles but they also offer insight into what was happening behind the scenes and in the souls of those who penned them. 

Even this is not what refreshes me.  Often I am a facts person, I love them and love to share them (thank you 20+ years of baseball), but it is also not dry facts which shine an ever so soft light into the recesses of my soul where light is scarce.  Such a refreshment has come lately from Psalm 19.

“The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul…the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart…the commandment of the LORD is pure enlightening the eyes…sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb…”

Sometimes we must remind ourselves what good the word of God does for our souls.  Pastor Walter Price gave this illustration about the kingdom of God in relation to the reading of God’s word:

      In the kingdom of God when we do not read God’s word we get full,
      and when we do read God’s word we get hungry.

It is so opposite of common knowledge or logic or any term one sees fit to use.  Because it is not a felt need does not mean it is not a need.  Our felt needs tend to take the drivers seat to our unfelt needs and we can easily neglect that which is most important.  Thank you LORD for your word and the impact it makes on the soul!