We started a new sermon series yesterday. Listen to yesterday's message here.
The Bible—an urgent text message
1) From God, someone who knows you because He created you
2) Always relevant, because it’s full of timeless truths and instructions
Just read it!
It’s not enough to hear someone else talk about it. You owe it to yourself to read it for yourself.
Incorporate the Word into your daily thoughts
Oh, how I love your instructions! I think about them all day long. -Psalm 119:97
Wisdom: being able to anticipate what needs to happen in light of what might happen
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide. -Psalm 119:98
Insight: ability to relate unrelated things and to notice things that other people miss
Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws. -Psalm 119:99
Obedience to God brings wisdom and insight
“To understand why, submit and apply”—to understand why God asks you to do something, do it.
I am even wiser than my elders, for I have kept your commandments. -Psalm 119:100
Decisions you make are shaped by what you know the Bible says
I have refused to walk on any evil path, so that I may remain obedient to your word. -Psalm 119:101
God personally teaches and communicates through His word
I haven’t turned away from your regulations, for you have taught me well. -Psalm 119:102
How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey.
Your commandments give me understanding; no wonder I hate every false way of life. -Psalm 119:104
God knows the circumstances of your life and directs you accordingly
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. -Psalm 119:105