The Reward of Acting on the WordSeptember 26, 2008
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:9b-11
The Word is a map to a blessed life. It tells us what to do with our problems, finances, and relationships.
When I got married I vowed to be a doer of the Word, because I knew that the answer for our marriage hinged on our adherence to the Word. “But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does” (James 1:25).
If you continue in My Word . . . you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free. John 8:31
The distractions of life will try to get you to back off from reading your Bible, but you must continue: “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success” (Joshua 1:8). The hope you find in the Word is an anchor for your soul (Hebrews 6:19). When you go to the Word, your soul is restored and strength and confidence are produced inside of you.
With a humble heart crack open the Bible and let it restore your mind, renew your vision, and rouse you concerning God’s purposes. God didn’t call us to only listen but to take hold and act on the Word. That is where you find blessing! That is where you find your true identity.
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