Journal entry 3.16.12
Ps. 1:2-3 “…his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither ; and in whatever he does, he prospers.”
The Bible delights me. I love it. I delight in the Lord. I love the Lord. I realize that the Bible is not God, but if it is the word of God, is that not, in a sense, God? Can we separate God from His word? I know that the book I hold in my hands is not God in my hands, not literally, but what harm does it do to think, “This is His word, this is God. I am holding Him, listening to Him, praying and meditating upon Him… here, in my hands?”
We have the ability to hold God. Holding God. I realize this will bring objections by many, and rightly so, I understand.
We don’t want to say the Bible is God, or that His word is He. But it’s close enough that I think we should be able to relax and accept my point.
I have no problem whatsoever thinking that when I sit down with my Bible I am sitting down with God, when I feel the Bible speaking to me that God is speaking to me. I am comfortable, quite comfortable saying, “This morning God told me…” and be referring to a passage of Scripture I read. Very comfortable indeed. I delight in the Bible. I meditate on the Bible. The Bible causes me to prosper. I delight in God. I meditate on God. God causes me to prosper. Quite comfortable.