God’s Word Offers Protection

Main Text
Psalms 19:7-11

Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.
Psalms 19:11 NKJV

When you keep God’s word, God’s word will keep you. God’s word will guard you from many troubles in life. The word translated “warned” is a word that means to admonish or to give a warning, it can also mean to send out light. How many lives have been wrecked by ignoring the warnings of God’s word? There are many paths to take in life, unfortunately many of them only lead you to trouble and grief. But when you love God’s word, and you treasure it, it will also protects you by admonishing you to avoid the destructive pathways of sin. (Psalm 119:127-128)

There is nothing more valuable than knowing and keeping God’s word. (Hebrews 4:2) You cannot put a price tag on the Scripture. There is nothing more valuable than the word of God, and there is nothing sweeter than the word of God. Knowing God’s word has great value, but the greatest value comes in not only knowing but keeping God’s word. Money can buy you all sorts of things in this world, but money cannot buy you anything of lasting value. There are many sweet things that life has to offer, but there is nothing sweeter than knowing God and Jesus Christ through His word and following His commands.

When you keep God’s word, you find life and favor from the Lord. There are so many temptations and traps in life, just waiting to trip you up and bring you trouble. They are like rocks under the water. It looks fine on the surface. The world gives you the “all clear” to plunge ahead into all sorts of things that will ultimately destroy you, but God’s word sends out the light and gives you fair warning. It will keep you safe and guard you from so many troubles in life. But when you ignore God’s word, you’re only hurting yourself because all who hate God’s word love death. (Proverbs 8:34-36)

Heavenly father, through your word, show me the way of life, by granting to me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.”

Oh Lord, may my life be honoring to you, in thought, word and in deeds. Amen.

Additional Reading
Numbers 6:24-27
Psalms 24:5-6.