The Benefits of Loving God’s Word

The Benefits of Loving God’s Word

(Reflection on Psalms 119)

Loving God's Word

“Christian Reflection on Loving God’s Words”


Every Lord's commandment for us is not for God's benefit, but for our benefit.  Likewise, when God asks us or even demands us that we read His words, we may not realize that the benefits are for ourselves.


What are the benefits of loving God's Word?


Psalm 119:1-3 (TEV)

Happy are those whose lives are faultless, who live according to the law of the LORD.   Happy are those who follow his commands, who obey him with all their heart.   They never do wrong; they walk in the LORD's ways.


Loving God's Word makes us happy.  Do you want your life to be happy? Amen?



Loving God's words makes us happy, because God's words make us:


#1  More Wiser (verse 98)


Psalms 119:98

Your commandment is with me all the time and makes me wiser than my enemies.


How often we regret that we feel we lack wisdom.


Ouch, it should be ... Ouch wrong earlier, it should be ... Ouch not wise, so regret this...


God's Word can make us wiser - even more so than our enemies.  This means certainty of victory over our enemies.



In what especially the words of God teach us to be wiser:


  • our salvation and success is a gift from God,
  • relying on one's own strength is ridiculous.  Relying on God is wisdom.
  • Makes us stay humble.


Humility keeps us not stopping from learning, innovating, always knowing to be grateful, and not being arrogant.




Loving God's words makes us happy, because God's words make us:


#2 Make Us Have More Understanding (Verse 99)


Psalms 119:99

I understand more than all my teachers, because I meditate on your instructions.


Teachers can teach us many things of knowledge.  We need teachers and owe it to teachers. Teachers can find ways to explain to us better, clearer, easier to understand.


How teachers have blessed us, and we should be grateful for their hard work.


If teachers can teach us so many things, what more can God Himself, Master above all teachers can teach us?


Of course it’s not just knowledge, but God can give understanding.



Teachers can teach us a lot of knowledge, but we get understanding from God.


Knowledge is what happens outside of us, but understanding is what happens inside us.


And without God's grace, without God's intelligence, without God creating and giving us a brain that functions properly, we will never have understanding.



Illustration: Know vs Understand


There is a big difference between we know it or we understand it.  We can know that a car if it is stepped on the gas will run, but that is very different from understanding why a car when the gas is stepped on it will run.


There is a big difference between us knowing that heaven and hell exist, but do we understand how to get to heaven?




Loving God's words makes us happy, because God's words make us:


#3  Bringing Us To Maturity (verse 100)


Psalms 119:100

I have greater wisdom than old men, because I obey your commands.


Maturity don't always correspond with someone age. There are many people who are supposed to be adults, but are not.


Often people say: All must try! If you don't try it, you don't know! Is that right?


Try some food, it’s okay!  How about to try eat cockroaches?  Or poison? Or break your own leg?


Anyone in their right mind would say they won't try anything like that.  Right?


How about to trying to sin?  Again, we who are sane should say that we don't want to.


Only adults can understand to stay away from sin because the harm is for us.


Only adults understand that we are indeed free people, but that does not mean that everything must be done, everything must be tried.


Reading and meditating on God's words leads us to maturity, no matter what age we are now.


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