The Bible, Your Heart, and Your Eyes

Posted on April 5, 2013 · Posted in Bible, Worldview

One way to look at Scripture is that it is your connection with the wonder of eternity. The Bible is only place that tells you about what is now in light of what is to come. The plan of the enemy is for us to think that our life on earth is all that is real. However, life on earth is meaningless if it is not connected to eternity.

 

The freedom of being liberated by the limitations of this life is almost beyond words. What happens here is not all that there is. We live for the day when we will no longer be bound by time. The day of eternity leaves the darkness of night behind. We will bask in the literal glory of God. Night and time will be no more.

 

This is another reason why the Bible is more valuable than anything you can possess on earth. Hope comes in knowing that loving God’s word and following his directions points us towards the beauty of God’s reality, a reality that exceeds the limits of our senses. 

 

God’s word, his laws, his testimony about himself are meant to transform us. When you think of Scripture does it bring joy to your heart, your inner person? Does it pour from your heart to light up your eyes so that others can see it? These are good things to pray for. Join David in delighting in God’s word, your connection to eternity!

 

The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,

    giving light to the eyes. 

One way to look at Scripture is that it is your connection with the wonder of eternity. The Bible is only place that tells you about what is now in light of what is to come. The plan of the enemy is for us to think that our life on earth is all that is real. However, life on earth is meaningless if it is not connected to eternity.
The freedom of being liberated by the limitations of this life is almost beyond words. What happens here is not all that there is. We live for the day when we will no longer be bound by time. The day of eternity leaves the darkness of night behind. We will bask in the literal glory of God. Night and time will be no more.
This is another reason why the Bible is more valuable than anything you can possess on earth. Hope comes in knowing that loving God’s word and following his directions points us towards the beauty of God’s reality, a reality that exceeds the limits of our senses. 
God’s word, his laws, his testimony about himself are meant to transform us. When you think of Scripture does it bring joy to your heart, your inner person? Does it pour from your heart to light up your eyes so that others can see it? These are good things to pray for. Join David in delighting in God’s word, your connection to eternity!
The precepts of the Lord are right,
    giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes.

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Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.