God’s Word Is More Precious Than Gold

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - The Word Centered Life - Day 1 - Psalm 19-7-11 - God's Word Is More Precious Than Gold - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – The Word Centered Life – Day 1 – Psalm 19-7-11 – God’s Word Is More Precious Than Gold – Growing As Disciples

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.  The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.  The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.  They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.  By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11 (NIV)  

Your Work

That is exactly what I want you to do. What do you want me to do? I want you to do your work in me. Not only that, I want you to do your work for me and through me. Now, I want to be clear about something. What’s that? I want you to do your work in me, for me and through me, for your glory. I am not asking you to do something in, or for, or though me, for my own selfish purposes. I want to live a life that is good and right and pleasing to you. I want to know and love and follow and serve you with all that is within me. I want to live the life that you have called me to live. How do you suppose I will do my work in you? What instrument will I use to mold and shape your life? How will I make you able to know and love and follow and serve me with all that is within you? What role will you have in the work that I will do in you? Will you be a passive participant in the work I will do in, for, and through you? No, not at all, I will be a very active participant in you doing your work in, for, and through me. How so? Let me take a step back and answer your other questions. I’m listening. I know that you will use your word to change my heart and transform my mind. It is your word that you will use to mold and shape my life. You will revive me by your word. You will make me wise by your word. You will fill my life with joy as I take your word deep into my heart and mind and life. You will guard and guide my path by your word. Your word will warn me and keep me away from danger. I know that I will find great reward in hearing and obeying your word. Now, I am ready to answer your question. My role will be to come to meet with you in your word. My role will be to let your word dwell in me richly. My role will be to keep n hearing and obeying your word. Then I will know the reward of you molding and shaping me into to the person you have called me to be. Then I will know the reward of living the life you have called me to live. Yes, you will. Keeping on allowing my word to work in you, for you, and through you, for my glory. Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, your word is more valuable than gold. Nothing is more important to me than your word. Revive me by your word. Make me wise by your word. Guard and guide the entire course of my life by your word. Use your word to work in me, for me and through me. Amen

Key Question…  How have you found great reward in hearing and obeying God’s word?

Living It Out…  Take God’s word deep into your heart and mind and life so it can do its work in, for you, and through you.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that you find great reward in hearing and obeying God’s word.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how you are taking God’s word into your heart and mind and life.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you allow God to use His word to do His work in you, for you and through you.

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The Law Of The Lord

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 89 - Psalm 19:7-11 - The Law Of The Lord - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 89 – Psalm 19:7-11 – The Law Of The Lord – Growing As Disciples

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.  Psalm 19:7-11 (NIV)

How Valuable?

How valuable is my word to you? Nothing in this entire world is more valuable to me than your word. If there were two lines that either gave out free gold or your word I would get in line to receive your word. My word is that valuable to you? Yes, it is. Why is that? What has my word done for you? You speak to me as I meet with you in your word. You show me what you want me to see in your word. You open my ears to what you want me to hear from your word. Yes, I do.  My relationship with you is centered in your word. Without your word I wouldn’t be able to know you. Without your word I would not be able to follow and serve you. Your word makes me able to obey you. I am pleased to hear what you are saying to me. 

How does my word make you able to obey me? Your word is what your Holy Spirit uses to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. At one time I found it very difficult to want to obey you. Obeying you was a test of my will. Sometimes I would obey you. Sometimes I wouldn’t obey you. Now, it is the desire of my heart to obey you. I can see that in you. That is quite a change. We both know that I am not perfect. Yes, we do. But, I love you. I want to obey you. It is my joy to do what pleases you. You have changed my heart by your word. Yes, I have done that. But, that’s not all, there is much more. Tell me about it. I can see that you are excited. Yes, I am. Your word is transforming my mind. You are helping me to know you and to think your thoughts. Yes, I am. At one time I was embarrassed about the thoughts of my mind. I would have been horrified to have people know the thoughts of my mind. I tried to keep a tight lid on improper thoughts that would come into my mind. But, not now? Now, I can’t say that every thought that comes into my mind is pure. But, your transformation of my mind is changing my thoughts and is making me able to follow and obey you. I am quick to kick improper thoughts out of my mind thanks to how your word has been transforming my mind. It is like your Holy Spirit uses your word to fight in me, with me and for me. Yes, He does.

How does my word guide your life? Your word has changed my thoughts, words and deeds. I am now guided by doing what pleases you. At one time I lived solely to please myself. But, not now? Now, I am looking for ways to please you. I am excited to do your will. Most of all I want to bear fruit for your kingdom and glory. I want to go where you guide me to do what you ask of me. Everyday I come to meet with you in your word so that I can receive instructions from you. That’s very good.

Lord, your word is more valuable than gold and sweeter than honey. You have revived my soul, given me joy, made me wise and opened my eyes with your word. Thank you for warning and rewarding me as I have heard and obeyed your word. Amen

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More Precious Than Gold

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 178 - Psalm 19:7-11 - More Precious Than Gold - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 178 – Psalm 19:7-11 – More Precious Than Gold – Growing As Disciples

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11 (NIV)  

Most Valuable

What is most valuable to you? If someone were to do a close analysis of your life, how valuable would they guess that my word is to you? Would they come to think that my word was more valuable to you than gold? Would your life demonstrate that my word is sweeter to you than honey? Those are all very good questions. I have many more questions to ask you. Go ahead, I am listening very carefully to you. How are you allowing my word to revive your soul? How have you allowed my word to make you wise? How has hearing and obeying my word brought joy into your life? How has my word made your life radiant and filled your path through life with light? How has my word helped you to respond to me with awe filled wonder and respect and even healthy fear? What rewards have you found in living your life according to my word?  I don’t know the answers to all your questions. Do you have anything to say to me? Yes, I do. I am meeting with you every day in your word. I am allowing your word to dwell in me richly. I am taking your word deep into my heart and mind and life. I am reading and studying your word.  I am meditating on your word. I am memorizing your word. I am praying your word. I am holding on to your word. I am following and obeying your word. Your word is the foundation of my life. Your word is changing my heart, transforming my mind and guiding my life. I do believe that your word is more valuable than gold. I have found the sweetness of listening attentively to your word. I want to hear your voice. I want to follow your instructions. I want to receive your guidance. Every day, every hour, every second, I want to live my life according to your word. Am I doing all these things perfectly? Certainly not. But I invite you to fill my heart and mind and life with your word. Speak into my life. Use your word to guard and guide me. Use your word to mold and shape me. Use your word to revive and refresh and restore me. I will keep on coming to meet with you in your word every day of my life as I love, follow and serve you. You have answered my questions well. I will use my word to work in you, for you and through you for my kingdom and glory. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, your word is far more valuable to me than gold. Nothing compares with the value of your word. Every day I will take your word deep into my heart and mind and life. I will allow your word to dwell in me richly. Use your word to work in and through my life. Amen

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More Precious Than Gold

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 94 - Psalm 119:7-11 - More Precious Than Gold - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 94 – Psalm 119:7-11 – More Precious Than Gold – Growing As Disciples

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11 (NIV)  

Gold 

Your word is more precious to me than gold. Your word is sweeter to me than honey. I can say that with great conviction. I can believe this without a doubt. Why do you have such strong belief and solid conviction about the value of my word? That is a very good question. Let me first say why gold and any other material possession is of no real and lasting value to me. I am passing through this life. I brought no material possessions into this life and I will take no material possessions out of this life. What I or anyone else thinks they own is theirs to enjoy for a very, very short time. One might say that I or anyone else is like a short-term renter of the material things of this life. No material possession holds any long term or eternal value. That is true. The wealth and material possessions of life can also do me great harm. How so? If I allow my life to be all about pursuing material possessions, I will miss what is of lasting and eternal value. I will chase after what is not important. I will live for what will not last. What is of eternal of value? Knowing and loving and following and serving you is of eternal value. Your word is of eternal value. How is my word of eternal value? Your word helps me to come to know and to love and to follow and serve you. Your word revives me. Your word makes me wise. Your word makes me radiant and gives me joy. Your word guards and guides me through life. Your word molds and shapes me. Your word strengthens and sustains me. I will become the person you have called me to be as I take your word deep into my heart and mind and life. Yes, you will. Beyond of all these things, your word will make me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, it will. As I bear fruit for your kingdom, I will be storing up treasure in heaven with you. For all of these reasons I can confidently say that your word is more precious, desirable or valuable than gold. Yes, you can. Keep on meeting with me in my word. Yes, I will. 

Lord, use your word to do your work in my life. Revive me by your word. Make me wise by your word. Make me radiant with joy by your word. Guide my life by your word. Help me to know the warnings, value, sweetness and reward of keeping all your word. Amen

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Is Perfect

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - God's Word - Psalm 19:7-11 - Is Perfect - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – God’s Word – Psalm 19:7-11 – Is Perfect – Growing As Disciples

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11 (NIV) 

My Next Step

You need my word. You need to hear all that I want to say to you. I’m here. I’m listening. What do you want to say to me? My word will supply what you need. What do I need? You tell me. Right now, I am weary and worn out. You have come to the right place. As you meet with me in my word I will revive your soul and refresh your life. What else do you need? I need guidance and direction. I’m not sure about my next steps in life. I don’t know where to go and what to do. I lack wisdom. I desperately need help. Are you asking me for help? Yes, I am. My word will give you wisdom. My word will give you guidance. My word will shed light on your path and help you to know your next steps in life. Will you let my word guide your life? Yes, I will. I know that there is much more that you want and need. I have been discouraged and depressed. I have been lacking in joy. That will happen when you allow yourself to become weary and worn out. As you meet with me in my word I will not only revive and refresh your soul. I will also fill you with joy. My joy will make your face radiant. My joy will brighten your eyes. My joy will fill you with hope today, tomorrow and forever. Do you want to live in my fullness of joy? Yes Lord, I do. Then come to me to meet with me in my word. Listen to all that I have to say to you. I’m here. I’m listening. That’s very good. 

You can trust in my word completely. You can rely on my word fully. My word is sweeter than honey. My word is more precious than silver or gold. Nothing in all of life is more valuable than my word. My word will protect your life. My word will guard you from danger. There is nothing more rewarding than living according to my word. There is nothing more important than listening to all that I have to say to you. Will you listen to me? Will you make my word your pursuit? Will you live your life according to my word? Yes Lord, I will.

Has my word already started to revive you? Is my word refreshing you? Is hearing my word giving you joy? Is my word showing you your next step in life? Yes to all that you have asked me. My next step in life is to keep on meeting with you in your word. That will be very good.

Lord, I trust your word. Your word guides my life and directs my steps. Your word gives me joy. You refresh and revive my life by your word. You warn me and make me wise by your word. Your word is more valuable than gold. I will follow and obey your word. Amen

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