Psalm 119:89-176 offers many benefits of following God’s Word.
Following God’s word offers many benefits, and Psalm 119 lists many of them for us.
God’s Word is eternal.
Verse 89 reminds us God’s Word stands firm in Heaven. When everything else is gone and nothing else can be considered secure, we can count on the words and promises of the Lord.
God’s Word provides wisdom.
In Psalm 119, the Psalmist states the word of the Lord gives him wisdom. We find guidance for every part of life in the Scriptures.
God’s Word offers guidance.
Verse 105 says, “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” As we walk through life, God’s Word can guide us. We should think of it like a flashlight at night. A flashlight guides our path and lights up what is right in front of us. If we turn it off, there is a chance we will run into something. If we do not allow God’s Word to guide us, there is a chance we will run into a pitfall in life.
God’s Word is a treasure for us.
Psalm 119:111 says, “Your laws are my treasure, they are my heart’s delight.” God’s Word is the most valuable thing we can possess. It is more valuable than gold or silver.
Verse 162 says, “I rejoice in your word like one who has found a great treasure.”
God’s Word can bring justice.
The Psalmist reminds us following God’s Word brings justice to all.
The writer of Psalm 119 expressed a genuine desire to continually follow God’s Word. May we echo his desire and work daily to apply the truth of Scripture to our lives. Doing so will be beneficial to us and our neighbors.