9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. 11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
I love the way the Psalms deal with the Word of God and describe it so holistically. God’s Word is described as follows: 1. Firm. God’s Word is strong. It gives us a solid foundation to build upon. 2. Righteous. His word is perfect and holy and has the power to change you and make you more than Jesus. 5. Precious. Instead of chasing money and this earth’s riches, we would do well to chase after the riches of God’s Word because they are eternal. 4. Sweeter than honey. God’s words should not be a drag to hear or to read. They are beautiful to the soul. When the Holy Spirit ignites God’s Word for us, we become hungry for it and will thoroughly enjoy consuming it. 5. Warning. We find rebuke, correction and direction as we seek God in his Word. Let it be your compass for life. 6. Reward. What you sow, you will reap. Give yourself to investing the Word of God into your life because from it, you will reap a godly and long-lasting return.
Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to bring God’s Word to life in your heart and then read this passage again and slowly and allow God to do so.
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<blockquote>To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. Rev 2:12</blockquote>
<blockquote>10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
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or stand in the way that sinners take
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<blockquote>Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23</blockquote>
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Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
Carefully read Matthew 4:1-11, the story of the temptation of
<blockquote><sup>1</sup> Now the snake was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say
<blockquote>Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind
<sup>16</sup> All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, <sup>17</sup> so that the
<blockquote>Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105</blockquote>
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