God’s Word is as a sword, piercing our hearts, blessing us with wisdom, and protecting us from sin, which wants to corrupt us and enslave us to another master. Be strong and follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit so that God’s love fills us daily.
“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”
Reading God’s Word gives us hope, gives us vision and provides safety when safety seems afar. As a light that penetrates the darkness so is His Word, which penetrates the very marrow of sin that wants to reign over us.
Through God’s Word, we have the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord. He sacrificed His life so that we might live. No longer does sin imprison us in the depths of despair, as one would fall into despair. Our hope is in Jesus, who lives in us.
Read God’s word for wisdom. Read it for instruction as to how God’s mind works. Read it for comfort. Read it for the pleasure and joy we gain from it, when its power encourages us with strength to overcome the trials we endure. Store God’s Word in your heart.