The Words Of His Mouth
I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
The Value Of God’s Word
Job’s friend, Eliphaz, advised him to agree with God and be at peace. He told Job to listen to God and make things right. (Job 22:21-27) Job knew in his heart that he was at peace with God. He knew God and had convictions concerning the things of God. Job’s response was that he cherished God’s words and they were more important than food.
God’s Word should be the most valued thing in our life. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness He told the devil, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4) The Bible holds such value for living. It is our hope and instruction that leads to victory. God’s Word is the foundation in which we understand who God is and how we can know Him. The Scripture is the truth.
There are many Christians who do not cherish and value the Word of God. For many say it is too hard to read and understand. The Holy Spirit helps us to comprehend the things of Scripture and how to apply the principles to our life. Preachers and teachers do a great job but we need more than sermons. We need the Word of God everyday. God told Joshua to never let the Book of the Law depart from his mouth and to meditate on it day and night. And by doing so his ways would be made prosperous and he would have good success. (Joshua 1:8) God’s Word is profitable for all things.
Lord, give me understanding of Your Word and allow me to understand Your truth.