“Revive me according to Your Word” (Psalm 119:107, 154, 156).
It has been said, perhaps too many times, that a person may be a Christian and not read God’s Word or pray. There may be a small theological window of debate for such a statement but it is contrary to the heart of the Bible. Anyone who thinks that way would do well to reflect on Psalm 119 for a while.
Consider the following in the light of one who claims to be a Christian but has no heart for God’s Word:
“Open my eyes that I may see wondrous things from Your law” (v 18)
“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word” (v 9)
“Your Word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against you” (v 11)
You have commanded us to keep your precepts diligently” (v 4)
“Your word has given me life” (v 50)
“You through Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies” (v 98)
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (v 105)
“The entrance of Your words gives light” (v 130)
The psalmist had nothing in common with a person who did not delight in God’s word. Consider, “My eyes are awake through the night watches that I may meditate on your word” (v 148) “I love Your commandments more than gold” (v 127) and, “Your commandments are my delights” (v 143).
Let no one be deceived. One who is born of God, created new in Jesus Christ, the Living Word, will have a love for the written Word of God and delight in it. It is the most absurd thing for a person to claim to be in right relationship with God through Jesus Christ and not want to be in communion with Him.
In human terms, that would be like a bride and groom going their separate ways after the marriage ceremony and having no further contact. If we observed that happen we would know something was drastically wrong with the relationship.
Beware and be warned, if you believe you are a true child of God but have no desire to commune with God through His Word and in prayer, then the wise thing would be to do both lest you discover your error too late.