The Inestimable Value of the Word of God!

December 01, 2014

Psalms, Chapter 1 never ceases to amaze me in its simplicity, clarity and promise. I have read it thousands of times and each time it reminds me of the vital role of God's Word in my life.

It pulls me out of bed in the middle of the night. It makes me want to learn more and study faithfully. It drives me.

It delights my heart this morning once again and reminds me of what is most important in all of life…to listen to the Lord and meditate on His Word day and night!

The Contrasting PRACTICE

The worldly man...

  • Walks in the counsel of the wicked”  He gets his directions and instructions from wicked men; men who pay no attention to what God says.
  • “stands in the path of sinners”  He takes the same paths that sinful men take.
  • “sits in the seat of scoffers” He sits down and spends his time listening to people who scoff at the things of God.

But the Word man...

  • “delights in the law of the Lord” The Word of God is what thrills his heart. He finds His joy in intently listening to Him.
  • “meditates on it day and night.” He is constantly, hourly meditating on what God has said.

The Contrasting PROMISES

The Word man will be...

  • Stable: he will be like a tree firmly planted”
  • Refreshed: “by streams of water”
  • Fruitful: “which yields its fruit in its season”
  • Enduring: “and its leaf does not wither”
  • Prosperous: “and in whatever he does, he prospers!”

The worldly man who does not listen to God's Word but listens to foolish men will be…

  • Unstable: “they are like chaff which the wind drives away”
  • Failing: “the wicked will not stand in the judgment”
  • Separated: “nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous”
  • Unknown: ""For the Lord knows the way of the righteous”
  • Perishing: “but the way of the wicked will perish.”

When something becomes a great value to you (like the pearl of great price or the treasure hidden in the field) you are willing to do whatever is necessary to obtain it.

My prayer for you? That listening and responding to God and what He says would become your greatest value and that you would pay any price to pursue Him every day through His Word and prayer!





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