If Your law had not been my delight, Then I would have perished in my affliction. I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have revived me. I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts. The wicked wait for me to destroy me; I shall diligently consider Your testimonies. I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
Psalm 119 teaches us the importance of God’s Word. It is the longest chapter in Holy Scripture and it is all about the Word of God. Let’s look at three things the midpoint of this chapter reveals to us.
God’s Word protects us. The Bible protects us from sinful behavior and bad decisions that lead to awful consequences. When we read and obey it, we are spared the horrible ramifications of sin.
God’s Word preserves us. The Bible provides spiritual nourishment that keeps us healthy. The spiritual nutrition of the Word preserves our spirit just as physical food preserves our body. Read it each day and replenish your soul through the precepts of God.
God’s Word perfects us. Reading and studying the Bible helps us to relinquish sinful behaviors and attitudes. The Word also reveals to us the proper practices of holy living. We are changed by the Scriptures when we absorb them into our lives.
Let us give thanks today for God’s Holy Word. The Bible protects us, preserves us, and perfects us. Read it every day, dear Christian.