Summary: Sermon about the evidence for the Value of Gods Word.
The Value of God’s Word
Psalm 19: 7-14
Leaving industrial age. Going to information age.
Well into the information age.
Info increase at alarming rate
Knowledge increases about 35% per year.
Every 2 to 2 ½ years knowledge is doubled.
7000 new scientific discoveries each day.
2/3 of all jobs will be in information industry. Others McD’s, Walmart. Etc.
Were learning interesting new things we never knew before that’s now displacing some old ideas and some old truths.
By the way…..This was prophesied .
Daniel chapter 12 is prophesy about the end times. Read Daniel 12
Never before has there been a time when people have traveled like today
Never before has there been a time when knowledge has been greatly increased.
Place the bible against this new backdrop of information and ask the question.
Can a book that is thousands of years old have anything to say to us today.
Lots of people say NO it has nothing for us today.
Ought to be thrown out like yesterdays newspaper
Is there any value in scripture in our generation
Turn to Psalm 19
Recap: Prev. sermon about bible
Dynamic unity of comp.
Must settle this issue of the bible to be settled in any other spiritual issue.
Read Psalm 19: 7 to 14
What does it mean; In keeping who / what
What is meant by “more desirous than Gold”.
Its talking about the law of God, the testimony of the Lord, the statutes of
God, the commandments of God, the judgement of the Lord.
All of this is God’s word.
He says there is value to God’s word.
People hate and despise the bible
Twist and distort the bible
Deny the bibles validity
What bothers me MOST is that so many disregard the scripture and have a ho-hum attitude as if the scriptures have no value at all.
Want to show some word pictures in scripture to show the value of God’s word.
1. Psalm 19
Like Food for the soul.
Sweeter than honey in the honey comb
Jesus said its like bread
Peter said it s like milk
Paul said its like meat
God’s word is like food that nourishes. Some are mal-nourished
* Starvation of food does not compare to the starvation of the word of God.
Amos Famine in the land. Famine not of food but of the truth of Gods word.
2. Seed that grows Matthew 13
Parable of the sower and the seed
What is the seed?
Read 18 and 23
Seed produces greater than what is planted.
3. Sword that divides Hebrews 4:12
Two edged sword
Bible just like that It divides
Separate things out
Good form bad
God form man
Soul from spirit
Things of the flesh from things of the spirit
Gives discernment of what side things are on.
4. Mirror that reveals James 1:21
Mirror designed to show you what you are like
Not designed to APPROVE but to IMPROVE
5. Light that shines 2Peter 1: 19
Light that shines in a dark place
Light that guides
Guides us to God
Psalm 119-Light unto my feet and light unto my path.
Put all together and you have “The Value of God’s Word”
God loves you
Plan for your life
Eternal life with him
Calls us to ministry
Etc. etc. etc.