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