Delight in His Word

If you have been attending our Wednesday night services, you know that Bible Study has been our topic for the past few weeks.  From The Baptist Bread I read the following devotional which was written by Dr. Michael Hall, Vice-President, Providence Baptist College, Elgin, Illinois.  Ps. 1:2, "But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." "Years ago, shortly after joining the army, my sweetheart and I were engaged to be married.  While I was in training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, in Indiana, we were separated for a few weeks.  Each day I would go to the post office to see if I had any mail, and often there would be a letter from this 'knock-out', brown-eyed brunette to whom I was engaged.
Upon seeing the letter I would casually pull it out of the box, put it in my pocket and read it a day or two later when I had the time.  Really?  No way!  I wanted to read what she had to say to me!  Why?  Well, because she was the love of my life, and I loved to hear from her.
How does it work, then, for the Christian who says he loves the Lord and is grateful for what He did for him on the cross, to read the Bible only when there is nothing better to do?  I'm not sure my future bride would have been very impressed to find out that I wasn't all that interested in reading the letters she sent me.  That being the case, what do you suppose God thinks?
I certainly delighted in getting my fiancee's letter and often thought about it throughout the day. The Bible has been called God's love letter to Christians.  If you aren't interested in reading His letter, perhaps, in your case, you are reading someone else's mail."

May we be people of the Book!  I love the old adage: "The Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who is not!"