Psalm 119 (4)

Some people use a fireplace to heat their home in the winter. They put wood in the fireplace, light it and then sit close to the fire to keep warm.

Then the room heats up, and the people feel comfortable. They forget about the fire. They watch TV or read a book or talk with their family members. But soon the fire dies down and the people begin to feel cold again. Someone stirs up the fire or adds more wood. The fire burns brightly and warms up the room again.

Christians need to stay close to God and His Word. When we are close to God, it is like a fire that burns brightly inside of us. But when we forget to read the Bible and pray, the fire inside us dies down. We are not doing what God wants us to do.

When we are close to God, we want to think about God’s Word more than anything in the world. Psalm 119:34 tells us about being close to God. “Help me understand your teachings, and I will follow them. Obeying them will be my greatest desire.”

Stay close to God today. Keep the fire of His Word burning in your heart.