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God's Word is...

"The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the statues of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned and in keeping them there is great reward." Psalm 19:7-11

A few years ago I was talking with a lady about the Lord, His Word, and how important they both are in our lives. At one point in our conversation she asked me this question, "do you mean to tell me that everything in Scripture can apply to me today; is it all relevant to me right now? You may have that same question today; what is there in the Bible for me, how does a book that was written so many years ago apply to me? My answer to you is the same as it was to her; ABSOLUTELY God's Word is for us today and can be applied to every situation in our lives! There are numerous Scriptures which tell us this very thing; Romans 4:23-25 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17, just to list a few.

Let's take a few minutes to look at Psalm 19:7-11 to find out what God's Word is and what it will do for us. In verse 7 it says "the law of the LORD", what is the law of the LORD? God's law is His teaching, direction, and instruction to us, all of which can be found in His Word.

What is God's Word? If you write in your Bible, I encourage you to underline these things as we go through them. We'll begin in verse 7.
1. Psalm 19:7a- God's Word is perfect; there is no error found in His Word (Romans 7:12).
2. Psalm 19:7b- God's Word is sure; God's Word is absolute; it is truth (Psalm 111:7).
3. Psalm 19:8a- God's Word is right; there is nothing wrong about it or in it (Pslam 119:160).
4. Psalm 19:8b- God's Word is pure and enlightening because He is holy (1 Peter 1:15; Psalm 119:130).
5. Psalm 19:9- God's Word is true and righteous (John 17:17).
6. Psalm 19:10- God's Word is worth more than gold (Psalm 119:72; Proverbs 8:10-11).

Now that we've seen what God's Word is, let's look at what God's Word will do.
1. Psalm 19:7a- Because God's Word is perfect, it will convert us from sin to holiness (Ephesians 5:26; 1 Peter 1:23).
2.Psalm 19:7b- Because God's Word is sure, it will give us wisdom in knowing how to handle situations.
3. Psalm 19:8a- Because God's Word is right, it will cause our hearts to rejoice (Psalm 119:111).
4. Psalm 19:8b- Because God's Word is pure and enlightening, it will shed light on our sin and give us light for our journey (Psalm 119:105).
5. Psalm 19:9- God's Word will endure forever because it is living and active (Hebrews 4:12).
6. Psalm 19:11a- God's Word will give us warning and keep us from destruction (Psalm 17:4).
7. Psalm 19:11b- God's Word will bring eternal reward; salvation (2 Timothy 3:15)

Do you see how important God and His Word are to us? Without both we would be nothing and having nothing. God is EVERYTHING! Is He your everything today? Are you delighting in His Word and allowing it to penetrate every part of your life? I'd love to hear from you about how God's Word has spoken to you today.

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