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26th January 2024


The Wonder of the Word

God’s Word is always at work in the person who receives it in faith to Sustain, Strengthen, Signpost, Succour & Save.
We saw yesterday how we are to strengthened by the Word of God (Psalm 119:28) & how it is a source of life & healing for us
Without this spiritual strength & energizing from the Lord & His Word we are seeking to navigate life in our own strength.
Alongside it’s sustenance & strengthening the Word of God is a signpost for us. It helps us to navigate through life.
Today we will think upon how God’s Word directs & guides us in His truth, peace & righteousness.


Your word is a lamp to my feet
And a light to my path.
The entrance of Your words gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:105 & 130 NKJV


Scripture shines light & brings illumination for those who will hear, discern & heed it.
It is a signpost to set us & send us in the ways of God. An enabler to discover & follow His will.
In the darkness & shadows that pervade much of life in this world it shines bright showing the way to tread.
It brings forth revelation from the Lord – divine wisdom & understanding.
Leading & guiding us along paths of truth, righteousness & peace (Psalm 23:3; Proverbs 2:20 & 8:20). SELAH

The paths & directions God’s Word & words lead us in are also shields & safeguards for us.
God’s word cleanses us & it will also keep us from sin (Psalm 119:9 & 11; John 15:3, 17:17).
‘In Christ’ we are saved from the penalty of sin & being saved from the power of sin. |
We do however live in a sin saturated world & the power of sin is constantly trying to entice us.
The Word of God is a means of overcoming & living in the victory that Christ has secured for us (1 John 2:14). Hallelujah

God’s Word keeps training us in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
At the same time Scripture addresses our shortcomings & failures.
It is a faithful teacher & a trusted instructor & advisor. We do well to wisely heed & trust it.
It equips & empowers us to live in God’s world, God’s way. Leading & directing us to kingdom good works.
It is a potent catalyst & powerful facilitator to enable us to fulfil our potential & purpose in God (Ephesians 2:8-10).
With it being one of the main ways the Lord speaks to us it is so important we are constantly paying attention to it.
Making it a top priority in our daily lives. SELAH Word of God SPEAK!!
When we do it will set us firmly upon the Lord’s paths. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • Where is God’s light shining for me right now?
  • In what ways am I allowing the Word of God to speak & shape my life?
  • Meditate upon the direction & guidance that comes from God’s Word.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank You for the direction & guidance that Your Word brings,
Leading me in Your paths of righteousness, truth & peace.
Jesus, Word of God, thank you that You cleanse & heal me,
Keep me looking for & longing for Your soft, small voice & divine whisper of love.
Holy Spirit keep revealing Jesus to me through the Scriptures,
Releasing divine revelation to equip & enable me to live in God’s world, God’s way.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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