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God’s Message in His Word

Author: Robert P. Lightner
Week of July 26, 2015
Psalm 19:7-14

God’s message in His world reveals His existence and His infinite power. His message in His Word exposes man’s need and reveals God’s bountiful provisions.

Psalm 19:7-9 includes six titles for God’s written revelation, with six characteristics describing them and six effects produced by the written Word of God. In these verses some wonderful things are said about God’s message in His Word. The Word of God does all that is claimed for it in this psalm. Of course the Bible is not a good-luck charm. The message it gives must be believed and appropriated before its promises will be realized.

The results produced by the Word of God are stated in verses 10-14. All of these are true because Scripture is divine and it reveals the character of God. The more David thought on God’s holy character, the more he became aware of his own depravity. The Word of God has a way of penetrating and piercing the deepest recesses of our hearts (v. 12a). Knowledge of God’s cleansing power also came as the psalmist contemplated God’s truth (v. 12b). Meditating on God’s message in His Word created within him the desire to please the God who gave it. It will do the same for you.

Meditation on God’s Word and obedience to it produce holy living. David concluded Psalm 19 by referring to God as his “Rock” and his “Redeemer.” The more he contemplated the message of God, the more he realized his need for a firm foundation and a Redeemer. He found both in God.

Your assignment: Today make a point of thinking about God’s written Word during your idle moments. What it did for David so long ago, it will do for you too.