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30th January 2024


The Wonder of the Word

God’s Word works in the child of God to Sustain, Strengthen, Signpost, Succour & Save.
We saw yesterday how we are led & guided by the Word of God.
It is like a signpost to help us navigate through life & live in God’s world, God’s way.
As well as pointing us in the ways & will of God it Succours us at all times.
Scripture is a constant source of encouragement & edification (being built up) for the believer.
Today we will think upon how God’s Word continually lifts our spirit & countenance.


“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20:32 NKJV


Scripture is constantly revealing to us who God is & who we are.
The Bible repeatedly reminds us how much we are loved by & cared for by the Lord.
It is the source of both our hope (Psalm 119:114) & joy (Psalm 119:14).
Somewhere that will delight our hearts. A place to always find encouragement & edification.
The Word of God builds us up by equipping us with what we need to navigate through life in a godly way. SELAH

The Word of God is also a place where we find a rich source of wisdom (2 Timothy 3:15).
It’s truth enables us to apply God’s wisdom in the choices we daily make.
Setting us on straight paths that lead to peace & salvation. So, so good.
The scriptures were written so that we could learn, & benefit, from them.
They are a certain source of comfort (Romans 15:4) from the Father of compassion & God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3).
They will endure the test of time (persist) & can therefore be relied upon & trusted.
Ever lifting us & leading us into the Lord’s love, light & life. SELAH

God’s Word is a treasure chest for us full of riches & rewards.
It is a constant inspiration & endless source of illumination for us.
Lifting us & building (strengthening) us up in our most holy faith (Jude 1:20).
Every book of the Bible is packed full of encouragement & edification for us (nb. Be sure to read the whole Bible).
These are some of the ways that the Word of God provides ongoing succour for our souls & spirit.
Holy & ancient words from the Lord to enable us to walk in His world, His way. Hallelujah!!

For Reflection

  • Where is God’s word comforting & reassuring me at this point in my life?
  • In what ways am I being lifted & inspired by the Word of God right now?
  • Meditate upon the encouragement & edification there is for us in God’s Word.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank You for the hope, joy, peace, truth & wisdom of Your Word,
Providing constant encouragement & edification for me.
Jesus, Word of God, thank you for the reassuring comfort of Your Word,
Give me a hunger & desire to discover & do your will.
Holy Spirit make me a diligent, disciplined & dedicated student of the Scriptures,
Enable me to discern the detail of the Bible & wisely apply in it to my life.
This I ask in the mighty Name of Jesus.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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