PRECIOUSNESS OF THE WORD

The Word: Psalm 119: 130(KJV)

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Dig Deeper: Psalm 119: 130(GNT)

The explanation of your teachings gives light and brings wisdom to the ignorant.

Think about it

PRECIOUSNESS OF THE WORD

Our key text has been Psalm 119: 130 this month. Psalm 119 as a chapter was written by several authors. Remember that the original scrolls of prophecies, teachings, poetry did not have chapters or verses. They were just written as free flowing prose. It was the guys who put the scriptures together who decided to have the writings divided into chapters and verses for easy searches, referencing and reading. If the scriptures was not divided into books based on the author and chapters and verses, then it would be difficult to refer to or find certain verses. Most chapters (perhaps 99% of chapters) are written by a single author. Psalm 119 is one of those strange scriptures that is written by several people. Basically different authors who have discovered the preciousness and power of God’s word wrote their experience in the form of a Psalm (A Psalm is mainly a poem or song). So these different poems about God’s word was compiled together and that is how we got Psalm 119. So Psalm 119 is basically a poem focused on the word. You will notice that if you read through. That perhaps explains why Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the bible. Today, let’s look at a few snippets of the things the different authors said about God’s word:
 

1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.

O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. 10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 

14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16 I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. 17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. 18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.

33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
 

67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. 68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
 

71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

89 For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.

A meditation and pondering on these verses will help us understand that the writers found many benefits in God’s word. We too can derive benefits from the word.

Nuggets: 
God’s word is deeply beneficial

Our memory verse for April 2018
Psalm 119: 130

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
Line 2: It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord help me to get the benefits out of your word.

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren 

The Word: Deuteronomy 2: 2 – 3(KJV)

2 And the Lord spake unto me, saying,

3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.

Dig Deeper: Daniel 43: 18-19(KJV)

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Think about it

REVISTING THE PROMISES FOR THIS YEAR
As we have come to a weekend of seeking God and in a month of focus on God’s word, it is important to appreciate that God’s prophecy or promises are equally as powerful or potent as the scriptures. 
The bible is documented promises or words inspired by the Holy Spirit. A direct word to the house is a Rhema (word in real time) which is equally as powerful and relevant for our year. 

Our father said this year is our year of NEXT LEVEL and we said NEXT LEVEL is changing position upwards, moving to the next stage spiritually, physically, maritally as a Church and in every spect of our lives. But for many of us and the church does it look like next level right now? Perhaps many will answer: NO

For some people it might even look like a lower level. But we must not forget that God said we should be expectant of four things.
– New things. He will do New things
– Restructuring. Our lives will need to be restructured and reorganised
– It’s OK to take a step back in order to leap forward
– He will take away all reproach.

Remember Haggai 2:9 The glory of the latter shall be greater than the former. It may not yet look like NEXT LEVEL but God’s word is settled forever. That is what he said. Let’s key in and align ourselves to this. 

Nuggets: 
God’s word is like the rain and the snow. It will accomplish what’s it’s been sent to do

Our memory verse for April 2018
Psalm 119: 130

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  The entrance of thy words giveth light;
Line 2: It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our next level prayers: 
Lord help me to align myself to your word of prophecy

On the word: Recommended book
The Bible Study Methods – Rick Warren

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