August 20, 2017
Psalms 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
We’ve heard of the importance of God’s word most, if not all of our lives. But, what is it that makes God’s word so precious? Why does the Lord even tell us that His word is more necessary than the food we eat? What could possibly make it so valuable?
Let’s look at just a few of the reasons why we, as God’s children must give His word such high priority in our daily lives.
First of all, we see that it is the source of our salvation.
Romans 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
If this were the only reason, it would certainly be reason enough.
Secondly, God’s word, is the standard for our steps.
Psalms 119:59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
How would we know what is good and right if it were not for the direction of the scriptures?
Next it is the sustainer of our spiritual strength
Psalms 119:28 My soul melteth for heaviness: strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
Where, but in Gods’ word, can the believer find strength to face all the raging battles of this life? The world is full opinions and philosophies, one being about as useless as the other. Real sustaining strength is found only in the wisdom of Gods’ truth!
Also, Gods’ word is so precious because it is our only shield from sin and Satan!
Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Without the word of God, there is no way any of us would ever even know what sin was, much less how to resist it.
Lastly, we see, it is the substance of our success!
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
No doubt, spiritual success is what we all want more than anything else. Pleasing the One who loved us and paid such a great price for us, is our hearts’ most fervent desire. And our loving heavenly Father, has provided all we need to do just that.
God has blessed us with a copy of the inspired, inerrant Word of God! He has blessed us with the Spirit of God to guide us into all truth! He has blessed us with a man of God, who searches the scriptures and seeks Gods’ face, so he can lead us and help us in understanding what the Lord wants in our lives. And it is all according to His Word which is truly precious beyond measure!