2 Timothy 3:14-17, Psalm 119

The Value of God's Word

2 Timothy 3:14-17

But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the Holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 

  • God's Word Brings Joy
      • Psalm 119:1-2   Joyful are people of integrity, who follow the instructions of the Lord. Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their heart. 
      • Psalm 119:92   If your instructions hadn't sustained me with joy, I would have died in my misery. 
      • Psalm 119:143   As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.
  • God's Word Inspires Obedience
      • Psalm 119:11   I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 
      • Psalm 119:9   How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 
  • God's Word Grants Understanding
      • Psalm 119:27, 32   Help me understand the meaning of your commandments, and I will meditate on your wonderful deeds.  I will pursue your commands, for you expand my understanding. 
      • Psalm 119:105   Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. 
  • God's Word Gives Wisdom
      • Psalm 119:24   Your laws please me; they give me wise advice. 
      • Psalm 119:66-67   I believe in your commands; now teach me good judgment and knowledge. I used to wander off until you disciplied me; but now I closely follow your word. 
  • God's Word Encourages
      • Psalm 119:28   I weep with sorrow; encourage me by your word. 
      • Psalm 119:50   Your promise revives me; it comforts me in all my troubles. 
  • God's Word Gives Hope
      • Psalm 119:43   Do not snatch your word of truth from me, for your regulations are my only hope. 
      • Psalm 119:114   You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope. 
  • God's Word Give Peace
      • Psalm 119:165   Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.