Friday – October 6, 2017 – How Valuable is God’s Word?
Psalm 119:72 (ESV) The law of your mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Job 23:12 (KJV) Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Everyone can relate to money because we all need it and we all use it to get by in life. The psalmist knew that but he knew that what God had to say was even more valuable then a great abundance of riches. Certainly, he recognized the value of God’s Word.
But there was another patriarch in the Bible who even had a higher view of the value of God’s Word. His name was Job. We would have to admit that for a season, things did not go very well for Job. At first he accepted his suffering with resolve but as it intensified he began to complain bitterly, even to the point where he wished he had never been born. After a season of not experiencing the presence of God, he realized that if he were going to make it, he would have to rely on the words that came out of the mouth of God. He needed that more than even his daily bread. Sounds familiar doesn’t it. Jesus said that “man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” God’s Word is not only valuable it is necessary.
So let’s review. The Word of God is valuable not only because it is necessary, it is valuable because it is relevant, because it is important, because it is useful and because it is powerful.
You can’t get anymore valuable than that.