The Dangers of Being Born Again
Here is an interesting news item: “Being ‘Born-Again’ Linked to More Brain Atrophy: Study.” So, is this true? No, it is false – the Bible tells me so. The Bible says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Instead of making you dumber, it makes you wiser than your teachers and your enemies. Psalm 119 says it clearly enough. Conversion and true love for God and His Word actually have the following effects:
1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord!
9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
Counsel and Delight
24 Your testimonies also are my delight And my counselors.
25 My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
32 I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.
45 And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.
46 I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.
49 Remember the word to Your servant, Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.
Cause for Singing
54 Your statutes have been my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
72 The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
92 Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction.
93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.
98 You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
127 Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
129 Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
Rejoicing in Treasure
162 I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure.
164 Seven times a day I praise You, Because of Your righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.