What is this teaching we are to sit and listen to?
It is God’s Word, the Bible.
God’s Word is like no other book we read: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
How do we profit from Scripture? God’s Word…
Gives us peace (Ps. 119:165).
Fills us with hope (Col. 1:5)
Strengthens our faith (Rom. 10:17)
Revives our soul (Ps. 19:7)
Provides us with wisdom (Pr. 1:1-7, Matt. 7:24-27)
Guides us (Ps. 119:105)
Warns us (Deut 32:46)
Corrects us (2 Tim 3:16)
Comforts us (Ps. 119:50)
Enable us to fight sin (Ps. 119:11)
Most importantly, God’s Word leads us to Christ. (Heb 1:1-2)
So why do we neglect to read, study, memorize, and meditate on this precious, life-giving book?
As John Piper comments on Ps. 19:7:, “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul”:
“Even on days when every cinder in our soul feels cold, if we crawl to the Word of God and cry out for ears to hear, the cold ashes will be lifted and the tiny spark of life will be fanned. For ‘the law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul.’”
O may God help us to sit and listen to the Lord’s teaching!