Our best source of comfort and direction is the word of God. For every situation that we face, we have a guide through His inspired word. In all our circumstances, we can turn to His word to see what His promises to us are.
We go to His word to study and grow in knowledge, understanding and wisdom of who God is and in the process increase our faith and better our relationship with him. Many reasons exist to love the word of God but here are a few I believe are worthy considerations.
This is the main way God speaks to us:
All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking correcting and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16)
The word of God rightly instructs and informs us about what is acceptable in the eyes of God. It reminds us of His grace and mercies towards us. It gives us the opportunity to dwell at His feet and sip from His cup. We can feast at His table and eat our daily bread from His word. It sets before us the ways of God and His acceptable will for our lives.
His word is unchanging:
Your eternal word, O LORD, stands firm in Heaven (Psalm 119:89)
I find great comfort in the invariable nature of God’s word. It is the same yesterday, today and forever. It doesn’t mean one thing today then something else next week, it remains the same. Therefore, I can rest assured that all that He has promised remains available to me and my descendants both now and forever.
He is watching over His word to fulfill it:
As the rain and the snow comes down from Heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent (Isaiah 55:10-11)
I love how the scripture compares the fact that the word of God will not return empty to him, to a constant in nature. Thus helping us to understand the unchanging nature of the word of God, that whatever the word says will be accomplished and that His promises to us are true. We can speak His promises over our lives and wait with expectancy for their fulfillment.
It comes from His mouth:
All scripture is God- breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Tim 3:16)
The scriptures are the inspired word of God. This is God speaking into the circumstances of those it was originally written to and also into our circumstances. We are told that we should live on every word that comes from His mouth. This is our spiritual sustenance, our spiritual strength.
The truth factor:
God is not human that He should lie, not a human being that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfil? (Numbers 23:19)
We are given assurance that God does not change His mind. What He has promised will come to pass. When we read His word it serves as a abundant guide for us because we can depend on the unfailing nature of His written word. Unlike the word of man which is not always reliable, the word of God stands firm throughout the ages.
It Illuminates Our Path:
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path (Psalms 119:105 NIV)
When we are unsure of what to do, or where to go, we can take direction from the word of God because it illumnates our path. It is a guidepost for lives, it is our navigational system. It tells us which route to take and sheds light on each path that our feet cross.
If we need to know His acceptable will for our lives, we only need to turn to His word. It speaks into our circumstances, it leads us and guides us. It comforts us and corrects us. It is our chaperon on our journey if we so choose.
It Brings Us Joy:
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth (Psalm 119:103 NIV)
Unspeakable joy that sometimes can cause us to bubble over with laughter can be had through God’s word. When we realize how good He has been to us and how He loves us unconditionally, it brings us everlasting joy. It allows us to remain joyful even in difficult situations because our joy is not of this world but in knowledge of His kingdom and rulership here on this earth.
Keeps Us Clean:
How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word (Psalm 119:9 NIV)
When we dwell in the word of God it keep us from engaging in unclean activities. It focuses our minds on what is acceptable and good in the eyes of God. It keeps us centered on activities that are wholesome in His eyes. It causes us to be new creatures, no longer clinging to sinful things. Our desire should be to have an understanding of the word which will keep our hearts in tune with the master.
God’s word covers every area of our lives. It is the anecdote for every situation that we are dealing with. It contains promises to help us with every concern that we have. We have so many reasons to love His words.