Ed Stetzer interviews Kevin DeYoung on his blog, The Exchange
Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, recently released Taking GOD at His WORD, an introduction to the Bible that will be helpful for both Christians and non-Christians.
His previous book, Crazy Busy, actually won book of the year from the ECPA, and I think Taking GOD at His WORD will be important in upcoming conversations on biblical authority.
My team and I had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his newest book. Below is the result of our interview.
Q. Ed Stetzer: You explain that Psalm 119 describes how we ought to feel about the Word of God—that we should delight in and desire it. How do these two things show themselves practically in our everyday lives?
A. Kevin DeYoung: For starters, there is an affective element. We should be eager to study the word. We should look forward to good preaching. We should love to sing the Bible and hide it in our hearts. Beyond that, the surest way to measure desire and delight is to see what we actually do with the Word of God. Do we read it regularly? Do we welcome its rebuke and gladly accept its instruction? Are we grieved when God’s Word is violated by others and by ourselves? Can we say with the Psalmist that it is good to be afflicted, that we might learn God’s statues?