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What God's Word will do for you

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What God's Word will do for you

The Bible is Powerful and piercing (penetrates)
Hebrews 4:12 NASB95
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
The Bible is Settled - to remain in force
Psalm 119:89 NASB95
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
The Bible is Righteous and faithful
Psalms 119
Psalm 119:138 NASB95
You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness.
Who can benefit from the Bible?
Psalm 119:1–3 NASB95
How blessed are those whose way is blameless, Who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart. They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.
a. The undefiled
a. The undefiled
b. Walk in the law of the Lord
c. Keep testimony
d. Seek him
e. Do no iniquity
f. Walk in His ways
89. Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
138. The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.

Seven things understanding the Bible will do for you:

1. Purify you
Psalm 119:9 NASB95
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
Pure: to keep free from immorality or sin, to keep cleansed and to acquit (Bible Sense Lexicon)
Romans 12:2 NASB95
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
Conformed - to be or become behaviorally or socially similar to; conceived of as being or becoming shaped or molded to a certain pattern (Bible Sense Lexicon)
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.
2. Keep you from sin
2. Keep you from sin
Psalm 119:11 NASB95
Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
Isaiah 28:26 NASB95
For his God instructs and teaches him properly.
Psalm 119:133 NASB95
Establish my footsteps in Your word, And do not let any iniquity have dominion over me.
Establish - to prepare, make ready; to erect, set up; to determine, fix, appoint; to make firm; to feel inclined, be intent on, be firmly resolved (Strong)
His God instructs him and teaches him the right way.
- when we sin against God something dies inside. Only God can truly clean the guilt inside
Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
- when we sin against God something dies inside. Only God can truly clean the guilt inside
3. Preserves your life
Psalm 119:25 NASB95
My soul cleaves to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.
Proverbs 4:20–22 NASB95
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body.
Psalm 119:37 NASB95
Turn away my eyes from looking at vanity, And revive me in Your ways.
ps 119
John 10:10 NASB95
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
Our lives are in the process of dying. It is estimated that 50-70 billion cells die each day on average for an adult. As a result an adult must produce 50-70 billion cells each day to keep from dying. The Word of God revives our bodies - gives new life and energy to.
4. Strengthens you
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
Psalm 119:28 NASB95
My soul weeps because of grief; Strengthen me according to Your word.
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
Psalm 119:116 NASB95
Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Psalm 119:165 NASB95
Those who love Your law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble.
4. Strengthens you
Strengthen - to encourage, inspire with confidence; give hope (Bible Sense Lexicon)
5. Comfort you
Psalm 119:52 NASB95
I have remembered Your ordinances from of old, O Lord, And comfort myself.
Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live;
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
Psalm 119:76 NASB95
O may Your lovingkindness comfort me, According to Your word to Your servant.
Comfort - To alleviate sorrow or distress; give emotional strength to.
5. Comfort you
6. Gives you direction
Psalm 119:105 NASB95
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
Psalm 119:130 NASB95
The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
6. Gives you direction
The Divine lamp
God’s Word as a lamp is--
I. Ever needful. Man needs a guide through life. His mental eyes are dim, and the road is drear, intricate, and dark.
I. Ever needful. Man needs a guide through life. His mental eyes are dim, and the road is drear, intricate, and dark.
II. Always available. It Suits every path in life. The path of the young and aged, the celibate and the married, the rich and the poor, the merchant, statesman, and philosopher, etc.
II. Always available. It Suits every path in life. The path of the young and aged, the celibate and the married, the rich and the poor, the merchant, statesman, and philosopher, etc.
III. All-sufficient. It throws light on every conceivable step in life, and the light is clear and sufficient. None need stumble anywhere who hold it before them.
III. All-sufficient. It throws light on every conceivable step in life, and the light is clear and sufficient. None need stumble anywhere who hold it before them.
IV. Inextinguishable. It burns as brightly in the hands of the youngest disciple to-day as it did in the hands of the old patriarchs. It is a quenchless light. The advancing intelligence of humanity will never supersede its necessity or dim its lustre (Biblical Illustrator)
IV. Inextinguishable. It burns as brightly in the hands of the youngest disciple to-day as it did in the hands of the old patriarchs. It is a quenchless light. The advancing intelligence of humanity will never supersede its necessity or dim its lustre (Biblical Illustrator)
7. Gives you freedom
Psalm 119:45 NASB95
And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts.
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
Liberty - spacious place, roomy in every direction
“The meaning here is, that he would feel he was free. He would not be restrained by evil passions and corrupt desires. He would be delivered from those things which seemed to fetter his goings.” (Albert Barnes)
Psalm 119:32 NASB95
I shall run the way of Your commandments, For You will enlarge my heart.
7. Gives you freedom
Seven time in this chapter alone King David asks God to give him understanding.
I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
Do you want to understand more about God and how He can purify, keep you from sin, preserve your life, strengthen you, comfort you, give direction and give freedom?
Then do what the Word says...
Psalm 119:15–16 NASB95
I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your word.
Now is the time to respond.
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