My family is in the middle of a devotion that uses one of my favorite passages in the Bible about the Bible. These words about the word are powerful reminding us of what God intends for His word to do in our lives.
One of the reasons is it is so powerful is because when I was 20 I heard a message from John MacArthur using these verses. That message and it’s truth have continued to ring in my heart and mind since that time, about 26 years ago. God reminds me often that the Bible changes me.
Interacting with the Word of God gets me interacting with God. The Bible is not only powerful, but it is illuminated. Kind of like a powerful sign with bright colors or that blinks simply getting your attention, the Bible does that. It gets our attention.
As you read these verses today I pray you will interact with God and His word. May the truth sink in and transform you as it is me…
Psalms 19:7-14 ESV
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.