Sweet Theology

November 30, 2009 at 9:21 am | Posted in Selected Psalms, Uncategorized | 11 Comments
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“Theology” might be defined as the study of the true nature of God. It is a word which is derived from the ancient Greek word for “God:” Theo; and from the ancient Greek word logos, meaning a “discourse” or “systematic discussion of.” Theology, as practiced by the wisdom of man, can be very dry – boring even.

Therefore, theology must never be divorced from our greatest source of information about God: the Bible. This source is neither boring nor dry. In fact, it is living, powerful, fear-inspiring, and love-producing. The Bible contains the very Words of the living God, including His laws, principles, and His righteous dealings with sinful man over the centuries (His judgments, Psalm 19:9).

How people treat the Bible is a good indicator of how they feel about its Author. Are you willing to forsake opportunities to gain personal wealth in order to spend time studying God’s Word? Do you desire to be instructed in revealed righteousness more than you desire your favorite foods? Money and food may provide sustenance (temporary life), but the judgments of the Lord point toward Christ Jesus, the Provider of eternal life.

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 19:10

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