If you’re like me, putting deodorant on is just another step in the process of preparing for the day! You don’t really think about it – you just do it!
Well, some mornings, my schedule is off and I get running before I’m really ready for the day! This usually happens on those rare but wonderful days when I know I don’t need to leave the house! That’s when I forgot the deodorant!
As I rushed around the house, furiously cleaning because my time was short, I noticed something and it wasn’t pleasant!!! Whew! Is that me? YES, it was!!!
Because we use the stuff every day, we may fool ourselves into thinking that we won’t stink any more if we don’t use it. WRONG!
Do you realize that the same is true about devotions: reading the Word of God? You may have a great habit going, and you read your Bible every day. It DOES have an affect on your life, but you may not even realize it because it’s so much a part of your life. However, if you skipped a day or two, believe me, you would know AND your family and coworkers would know as well. It may take a “stinky” day before you stop and realize what has happened!
The opposite is true as well. Perhaps you DON’T have that habit – I hate to tell you, but it shows AND if you start reading and praying and just spending time in the presence of our Lord -it WILL show!
Psalm 19:7-10 gives us a summary list of all that God’s Word does for us. Take a look:
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:
the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart:
the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever:
the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:
sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
Moreover by them is thy servant warned:
and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret faults.