Is memorizing Scripture like reciting your A, B, C’s to you? In other words, does it have meaning to you? Are you stopping to meditate and consider the words and meaning? When we come across familiar Scripture it’s easy to gloss over it without taking time to Dig Deeper. The Word of God is like a deep, rich mine. Sure there is beauty near the surface but as you plumb the depths, you will see and experience a richness and beauty that will take your breath away. Where are you in your journey through the mine?
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
The Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
And to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
And young men shall fall exhausted;
But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles;
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Commentary: Neither faints nor is weary. God was not too weak to act on their behalf, nor was fatigue an obstacle for the Creator in caring for His people …though even the young and strong become tired and fall, the Ancient of Days never does. Unsearchable. To the human mind, God’s wisdom is not fully comprehensible in how He chooses to fulfill His promises to deliver Israel. Paul saw a further illustration of this truth in God’s plan for the final restoration of Israel…Wait on the Lord….There is a general principle here that patient, praying believers are blessed by the Lord with strength in their trials…The Lord also expected His people to be patient and await His coming in glory at the end to fulfill the promises of national deliverance, when believing Israel would become stronger than they had ever been. [The MacArthur Bible Commentary pg. 806-807]
Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.