Skim through this psalm for descriptive words about Scripture and you will learn much. (The NASB was used for this study.)
Think through the implications for ministry.
God’s Word is a record of who God is and what He does. – testimony (shows His ways and wonders)
Ministry Workers: Are you pointing people to the God behind all the wonderful Bible stories? God is the power source behind the parting of the Red Sea, not Moses. God is the power source behind the slaying of Goliath, not David. Etc.
God’s Word is a rule for life, a standard to live by. — law, precepts, statutes, commandments, judgments, ordinances, truth
Ministry Workers: Are you remembering that you will be accountable for following God’s ways as recorded in Scripture? We measure what we do against His Word, not our own or other people’s opinions.
God’s Word is a reliable resource. — truth, righteous, good, faithful, settled in heaven forever, upright, very pure, everlasting
Ministry Workers: Are you lining up what you do with God’s Word rather than the ways of the world or your own thinking? In the final analysis, only God’s Word is trustworthy, consistent and constant.
With an understanding of what God’s Word is, may our prayer be:
Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law. (Ps. 119:18)
Make me understand the way of Your precepts, so I will meditate on Your wonders. (Ps. 119:27)
Establish Your word to Your servant, as that which produces reverence for You. (Ps. 119:38)
And, may our reaction be:
Your testimonies are wonderful; Therefore my soul observes them. (Ps. 119:129)
More for Church Leaders: God’s Power for the Church – The Word of God