Today’s study is a hodgepodge of additional blessings associated with the Word of God. This list is incomplete, but here are some additional blessings that come from being an obedient student of the Bible:
More blessings from God’s Word
God’s Word keeps us from sin.
“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.” (Psa 119:9)
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” (Psa 119:11)
If you are struggling with sin in your life, it may be because you are neglecting God’s Word. As D. L. Moody said, “Sin will keep you from this book and this book will keep you from sin.”
God’s Word helps us avoid error.
“And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?” (Mar 12:24)
“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isa 8:20)
The Bible is the standard against which all teaching must be measured. One of your most important safeguards against false teaching is thorough, consistent Bible study.
God’s Word helps us endure the storms of life.
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” (Mat 7:24-25)
Whether you’re lost or saved, you will have problems. Some believers handle them well while others fall apart. Building your life on the principles of God’s Word is the way to survive whatever troubles you face.
God’s Word teaches us to be patient and comforts us.
“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Rom 15:4)
The Bible tells us about the trials and troubles God’s people faced in the past. In story after story we see how their suffering had a purpose. The record is clear that God delivered them from, or carried them through, every crisis. Their stories will comfort you and help you patiently endure life’s problems.
Points to Ponder
- Is your neglect of God’s Word making you too weak to get the upper hand over sin in your life?
- Are you testing the teaching you hear against the Word of God? Honestly, when was the last time you searched the Scriptures to verify a sermon you heard?
- Do you fall apart when the storms of life hit? If so, how much of your instability can be traced back to a lack of time in the Word of God?
Read More About It
Today, take a look at Psalm 119:65-96 and make note of the blessings of God’s Word that you find in the passage.