We wrote a women’s Bible Study called “Crossing the Jordan.” We use it as a basic curriculum for the wives of the men in our addiction program. Chapter 2 is “The Sufficiency of Your Sword.” It is about the power of the Word in our lives. Much of the chapter is focused on Psalm 119. I counted 183 occurrences of a word that mans “Word” in the 176 verses of this Psalm, the longest chapter in the Bible.
For example: law, testimonies, precepts, statutes, commandments, judgments, promises.
“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.” Vs. 9
“Your word is hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Vs. 11
“I meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.” Vs. 15
“I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.” Vs. 16
“Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.” Vs. 24
How does God’s word guide us? It is our plumb line. As we read it, God uses it to show us where we have drifted from plumb.
Yes, there are some black and white parameters for our protection and our good. But there are far more principles that guide our path.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path” Psalm 119:105
“Make me to know your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Psalm 25:4-5
Need guidance? Search the Word.
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John for 30 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 11 in all. She delights in reading and teaching, but mostly in laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.
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