As I shared last week, we can get too much of a good thing. But because God’s Word is the best thing, we can never get too much.
Eternal Perspectives by Sally Bair
Last week I wrote about the harm of eating too much honey or wanting too much of anything related to people, places or things in the natural world. For instance, we can find ourselves wanting more and more money until it becomes an idol. First Timothy 6:10 says the love of money is the root of all evil. If we have made Christ the center of our lives, nothing of this world should become an idol. We live in the supernatural realm, in God’s Kingdom, where His Word is supreme. We read it, study it, meditate on it and memorize it. Because it is the heart and soul of our faith, we can never get enough of it.
Many Scriptures attest to the strength and power of God’s Word. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
God’s Word profits us in many ways. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine [teaching], for reproof [conviction of our sin], for correction and for instruction, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16)
Psalm 119 focuses on the Word of God. It is the longest of the 150 psalms, offering many benefits to those who meditate on it. For instance, verse 165 says “Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.” Verse 174 says His Word is our delight and verse 45 our liberty [freedom].
“I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation.” (verse 99) Imagine! God’s Word gives us more wisdom than all the college degrees we might have earned.
The list of benefits from God’s Word is long. I encourage you to check into others from Psalm 119. Read about the power to resist sin in verses 3, 11, 101 and 165. Need hope for your situation? Read verses 114 and 147. And comfort in suffering can be given by reading verses 50 and 52.
You may want a deeper reverence for God (verses 120 and 161) or a cleaner life (verses 9, 80, 104, 112, 140, 158 and 169). My favorite verses are for personal revival: 25, 37, 40, 88, 107, 149, 154 and 159.
Lord, thank You for Your Word that benefits us in so many ways. Cause us to desire and embrace it so much that we cannot have too much of it. In Jesus’ name, amen.