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The Power of God’s Word: Because of What It Does


Psalm 119 - Power of God's WordPsalm 119 has long been a relevant chapter of the Bible for me because it shows how Scripture provides so much for our every day living and ministry.  Skim through this psalm to see what the Word does for you and you will have to conclude that it is a source of power for your good.

Here is a summary of benefits I’ve found in these verses. (The NASB was used for this study.)

keeps our ways pure (Ps. 119:9)
prevents us from sinning (Ps. 119:11)
counsels us (Ps. 119:24)
enlarges our heart (Ps. 119:32)
produces reverence for God (Ps. 119:38)
revives us (Ps. 119:50)
provides comfort (Ps. 119:50, 52, 76)
helps us stand in affliction (Ps. 119:92)
makes us wise (Ps. 119:98)
gives us insight and understanding (Ps. 119:99, 100, 104)
lights our way (Ps. 119:105, 130)
sustains us (Ps. 119:116)
provides great peace (Ps. 119:165)
keeps us from stumbling (Ps. 119:165)
helps us (Ps. 119:175)

Where else can we get all this but from the power of God’s Word?

Through my many years of serving I have found the Word to be just what I needed when I needed it.  Even the same familiar passage of Scripture has ministered to me in different ways at different times.  The reason? — Because the God whom we find in Scripture is faithful and true.

When we understand all God’s Word does for us, we will exclaim, with the psalmist:

Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors. (Ps. 119:24)

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Ps. 119:103)

I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.   (Ps. 119:111)


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