What is it about love letters that makes them so hard to get rid of, even when you've long lost the passion for the writer? Are you hanging onto old love letters? If you got them out to read, would they almost be humorous in light of how things actually worked out? Wouldn't you love to receive a love letter today, one that expresses absolute devotion to you?
I've got good news for you. The ultimate love letter has been written especially for you and awaits your love and devotion in return. The most amazing love letter you could ever open is contained in the Holy Word of our Lord. God has used the written word to express the details of whom you are to Him and what He hopes to give you in the present and future.
Learning to love God's word is another virtue that God will reward you for in heaven. In 2 John 7-8 it says; Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. One of the reasons God warns us to love His word is so we will be assured of the Truth behind His love.
How many of those old love letters you kept or threw away are true today? Were some of them untrue by the day after you received them? The difference between the love letters you receive from humans and God's love letter to you is that His is always true, will never be taken away, and will remain true even if you reject it.
David had a strong urging to read and devote himself to God's word. Psalm 119 is not only the longest Psalm, but also expresses the utter devotion David gave to God's word. Loving God's word was the cornerstone of the love relationship he had with God. He describes his passion for God's word in verses 9-16;
How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
Praise be to you, O Lord;
teach me your decrees.
With my lips I recount
all the laws that come from your mouth.
I rejoice in following your statutes
as one rejoices in great riches.
I meditate on your precepts
and consider your ways.
I delight in your decrees;
I will not neglect your word.
As you think of all the loves you have longed for, the ones you have lost, and the ones you know to be true; consider devoting your heart to loving God. You cannot love God if you do not love His word. You will never know the true heart of God for you, if you do not read and receive the message He died to bring you. When you treasure God's word, you will be rewarded in eternity. You will also grow to love and understand what a relationship with God is all about.