Our God is a God who loves to communicate with us, and one of the ways He connects with us is through His Word.
For the past two weeks, we have been learning to value and delight in God’s Word through our Wordview series. We have been studying psalms in our worship services that lead us to appreciate God and His Word even more.
A psalm that vividly discusses the importance of God’s Word is Psalm 119, the longest psalm and longest chapter in the Bible. It gives us insight into the benefits of the Word of God and its effect on our lives. Here are some of its parts which reveal the power of God’s Word.
The Word of God helps us walk in purity.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (Psalm 119:9)
The Word of God keeps us from sinning against Him.
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:11)
The Word of God makes us wise and gives us understanding.
Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the aged, for I keep your precepts. (Psalm 119:98-100)
The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple. (Psalm 119:130)
The Word of God provides us with direction.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)
The Word of God gives us peace.
Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. (Psalm 119:165)
These are only a few examples of how God uses His Word to guide us and, ultimately, to reveal Himself to us. As you devote yourself to God’s Word, you will discover more ways by which God strengthens, encourages, and comforts us.
Which among the five benefits of the Word are you claiming today? Pray that God will demonstrate His power in that part of your life this week.