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; 8 the 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. 10More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also then honey and drippings of the honeycomb. —Psalm 19:7-10
The big question in the day and age in which we live is: What is something good for? People aren’t interested so much in what it is or how it got here; they want to know if it has any practical value. Does it work? Will it help?
Some people ask, “What is the Bible good for?” That’s a fair question, and I believe very strongly that God’s Word is up to the challenge. God doesn’t shrink back in any way and go, “Oh boy. I hope you can find some useful things in My Word.” Not at all. The Bible is sufficient. It is 100% accurate in all that it asserts, and it contains all truth essential for human happiness.
First, the Bible is accurate. If it speaks to an issue, you can be certain that what it says is true. So when someone is out studying or digging or experimenting and sees some things that make him think he’s discovered a “truth” that contradicts the Bible, he’s wrong. He’d better go back and study some more. Many times people have thought, “We’ve figured it out! Here’s something in the Bible that we can prove false.” Then years later they’re like, “Oops!” So I’m standing by the truth: The Bible is 100% accurate in all that it asserts.
Second, the Bible contains all truth essential for human happiness. Now I’m not saying that all truth is in the Bible. We believe (I hope you believe) that the Bible contains all the truth essential for human happiness. Man has never discovered a single piece of information that is essential for human happiness apart from God’s Word. Oh, some helpful things maybe—if you plant your tulips this way, they’ll grow bigger. Very helpful, thank you, but not essential. Every piece of essential information is in God’s Word, because He loves us He doesn’t want us to be without anything that we need to experience life to its fullest.
Would you like your soul restored? Do you need wisdom? How would you like to have a deep, abiding joy in your heart? All of these things are found in God’s Word. It is sufficient; it is accurate; it has everything you need to be truly happy.—James MacDonald
Prayer: Father, Your Word is truth, it is sufficient, it has everything I need. Help me to dig into it, to really take the time to study and savor every word as it is from You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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