walk in the word
7The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. —Psalms 19:7-9
When it comes to developing the discipline of God’s Word, lots of people never make the first, crucial move: to pick it up! They have laid before them a feast they never eat, a priceless gift they never open, an owner’s manual they never consult! No wonder we live such woeful lives!
Psalm 19:7-9 offers us six results that flow from exposure to God’s Word. Read the verses above again. “The law of the Lord is perfect” (7a). That word perfect means literally all-sided; many faceted; all encompassing; comprehensive Here are six reliable ways Scripture will affect your life:
You can flat out count on God’s Word to transform you; give you wisdom; bring you joy; dispel the darkness; add stability; and promise justice. Pick it up! God’s Word will deliver!
Father, I want to be that kind of person who delights in Your Word day and night because I know that then I will be like a tree planted by a stream of living water that will penetrate the roots of my life and bring forth good fruit! Thank You for the encouragement of Your Spirit to pick up Your Word and immerse myself in it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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