“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
The Bible is a powerful book—a life-changing book. Filled with eternal promises, it offers hope to a world that has no hope. It sounds simplistic, but is nevertheless true, that the answer to every human dilemma can be found within its pages.
Psalm 19:7-11 sums up many of the blessings God’s Word brings into the lives of those who follow its precepts.
The Word of God is perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, and righteous. This marvelous Book is more desirable than gold because it
- converts the soul
- makes the simple wise
- rejoices the heart
- enlightens the eyes
- endures forever
- warns us
- offers great reward to those who keep it
Psalm 37:31 assures, “The law of his God is in his heart; and none of his steps shall slide.” We live in uncertain times, and the enemy of our soul would like nothing better than to sidetrack each of us. But the Word in our hearts will keep us alert and alive. It will make our steps sure and steady.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for giving us this wonderful book of instruction. It gives me the answers I need to navigate life’s problems. When I obey its words, it keeps me safe and directs my steps in the right direction. Help me to always cherish and obey the words of this powerful book.
Devotion by Mary Loudermilk