It is humanly impossible to overestimate the certain peril you put yourself in when you disregard God’s Word. Consider these ominous descriptions used in Psalm 119:
- A fat (i.e. unhealthy) heart. “The proud have forged a lie against me…Their heart is as fat as grease” (vv. 69-70).
- Darkness. “The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (v. 130).
- Divine rejection. “You reject all those who stray from Your statutes” (v. 118).
- Destruction. “Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek Your statutes” (v. 155).
Diligently and carefully heeding God’s every word is not legalism or “Bibliotry”; the Scriptural term is “obedience”.