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Summary: A look at what the Word of God can do for us.

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God’s Word Is Profitable

Scripture Reading: Psalm 19:1-11

Scripture Text: 2 Tim. 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Introduction:

The Word of God is profitable for all who will read and obey it in faith. It is profitable as:

--A mirror to behold and reflect-- James 1:22-25; 2 Cor.3:18.

--A sword to fight with and to divide-- Eph. 6:17; Heb. 4:12.

--A lamp to guide and direct-- Psa. 119:105.

--Bread to strengthen and nourish-- John 6.

--Milk for growth and development--1 Peter 2:2.

--Seed for regeneration and fruitfulness-- 1 Peter 1:23.

The Word of God is profitable also because:

**We are born of the Word-- 1 Peter 1:23.

**We grow by the Word-- 1 Peter 2:2.

**We are cleansed by the Word-- John 15:3

**We are protected by the Word-- Eph. 6:17.

**We are edified by the Word-- Acts 20:32.

**We are converted by the Word-- Psa. 19:11.

**We are satisfied by the Word-- Psa. 119:103.

Listen to some of the comments made by others about the Word of God.

“Don’t be afraid to invest in the best Bible you can afford--for that is what you are making: an investment. Find out for yourself why it answers every human need, why it supplies the faith and strength that keeps humanity marching forward.” -- Billy Graham, Christian Reader, Vol. 33, no. 2.

“I am sorry for men who do not read the Bible every day. I wonder why they deprive themselves of the strength and the pleasure .”--Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

“It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people, for the principles of the Bible are the groundwork for human freedom.”--Horace Greeley (1811-1872)

“The only alternative to the teaching of God’s Word is bondage.”--Rev. Robert Graham(C.O.G.)

Let us now take a look at how the Word of God is profitable to us.

I. God’s Word Is Profitable Because Of Its Law.

Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:

A. LAW (Heb.= torah) Torah, meaning “law”, is connected with a root word meaning “to point out” (as if by aiming the finger); to teach (by explaining).

B. Therefore, the Word of God “points out”, teaches, and makes plain what the Lord requires for salvation and to be accepted in His sight.

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

C. PERFECT means “complete”; nothing lacking.

D. The Word of God is complete and entire in its message as to the requirements for salvation.

Micah 6:6-8 Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? [7] Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? [8] He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Eccles. 12:13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

II. God’s Word Is Profitable Because Of Its Testimony.

Psalm 19:7 ...the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

A. TESTIMONY (Heb.= witness) Declaring what is known about something or someone.

1 John 5:6-13 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. [7] For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. [8] And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. [9] If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. [10] He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. [11] And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. [12] He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. [13]These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

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