"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple."Psalms 19:7
Every week we keep stressing you to read the word of God. This week let us see some of the characteristics of the word of God.
The scriptures beautifully defines the word of God and its characteristics in Psalms 19:714.
1. It brings joy to the soul; making wise the simple (Psalms 19:7,8)
Wisdom is to be coveted more than gold or silver. The possession of valuables can be stolen by thieves but not the wisdom. Also the knowledge of God brings peace to your soul (Proverbs 2:10).
2. The word of God endures forever (Psalms 19:9)
The word of God is pure and endures forever. There are
thousands of promises of God in Bible. Each one of them is meant for you. When you claim
them it becomes yours. For example, the Lord says "I will bless you and make your
name great". Claim that promise and it become yours. The good thing about the word of
is it endures forever and never changes. All you have to do is believe them and accept it
as yours then you shall great things in your life.
The word of God is sweet as well as health to the bones (Proverbs 16:24). The sweet words spoken to a sick person is half the curative for his sickness.
It is sweeter than honey to our mouth (Psalms 119:103). The characteristics of honey are well known. Like honey when a person is down it encourages him and gives new strength to the sick heart.
4. The word of God warns you (Psalms 19:11)
A erring man is warned through the word of God. It points out his folly and says the way you walk is not right and repent and turn back from your sins. Then you will be blessed. Who can speak to a person about his secret sins. Will he accept it? The word of God alone can go right into his heart and condemn him about it. If you are warned about any of your sins while reading this newsletter ask God for his forgiveness. He is true and just to forgive you of your sins and include you back to his fold.
The word of God not only warns you but also guides you in the right path. When you have to make a hard decision either in your work or in your personal life. God will help you to decide which is the right thing to do. You may be a student wondering about which course to study further or a young person anticipating a married life and unable to choose your life partner or want to do a business or anything. Read the Bible and ask God to guide you. For he has promised to be with you always even in this difficult circumstance.Now that we have learnt a few of the characteristics of God I believe it will help you to read the bible in a better way. May the Lord help you to set aside some more time to meditate on the words of God. If you are blessed by this message kindly let us know, that we praise God together at firstname.lastname@example.org