Psalm 19 – The All-Surpassing Worth of the Word of God

Because the Scriptures are the Word of the Lord—the communication and revelation of the living God—they have effects on us that are better than the effects of anything else we can read or study or watch or listen to.
David says first in verse 10 that the words of God are “more to be desired than gold, even much fine gold.” And then at the end of verse 11, “In keeping them there is great reward.”
If you have a choice between the Word of God and GOLD, choose the Word of God. If you have a choice between the Word of God and MUCH gold, choose the Word of God. If you have choice between the Word of God and much FINE gold, choose the Word of God. The point is plain. The benefits of knowing and doing the Word of God are greater than all that money can buy.
So if you are tempted to read the stock page before you read the Bible in the morning, remind yourself that this is not shrewd behavior. It’s like the child who chooses the penny over the dime because it’s bigger. Adults look on and shake their heads and try to teach children how to see what is really more valuable. That is no doubt the way the angels in heaven look down at childish businessmen who study the stock page before they study the Bible. There is a difference however: the benefits of the Word of God over the benefits of gold are far greater than ten to one.

John Piper

Read Psalm 19. Can you send the numerous, beautiful ways that David speaks of the Word of God? Do you see it this way? If you did, what difference would it make in your life?

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Posted on: August 31, 2017 - 10:00PM

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