Sweet Words of God

Message Magazine’s Online Devotional for Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Based Upon Psalm 119:105

There are a great many philosophers, authors, politicians, scholars, and humble citizens whom we have quoted for years. Their pithy sayings have inspired us to positive change, fueled public debates, and provided impetus for activism. Some beloved quotes are small portions of much larger works many embrace as guides for practical living.

While there is no shortage of adages, books, or speeches from which to draw motivation, the Bible is the best. I fear that simply saying this holy volume given by the inspiration of God is the best is a gross understatement. But, my ability to communicate its value is limited by human speech. Inherent in the words of God is unlimited power.

Inherent in the words of God is unlimited power.

It was by the words of God that the worlds were created. The words of God, spoken to a man who was lame 38 for years, provided his immediate healing. The words of God spoken to a wicked pharaoh ended the captivity of millions of enslaved Jews.

It is our privilege to apply God’s words to every situation in life. The psalmist wrote, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105). The diseases of turmoil, war, violence, immorality, and greed infect our societies, because so few actually embrace the sweet words of God to brighten our path. Yet, our God still speaks.

I challenge you to invest a few minutes every morning and evening, asking God, even if this will be your first time, to open your eyes to see the beauty in His Word. Ask Him to show you how to live according to its principles, and you may be surprised how much He will accomplish in your life.

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