Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Book Like No Other

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Psalm 19:1-14

TO CHEW ON: "By them your servant is warned and in keeping them there is great reward." Psalm 19:11

What is your favorite book? Why do you like it?

If we could have asked David what his favorite book was, I’m sure he would have said, “God’s Word” – even though books in those days were rolled up strips of parchment or animal skin called scrolls, and even though God’s Word wasn’t the Bible we now have.

When David lived, God’s Word was made up mainly of the writings of Moses. They are our books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.

1. David called God’s Word by many different names. What names does he call it in Psalm 19?

2. What words does David use in Psalm 19 to describe and praise God’s Word?

After David tried to bring the ark to Jerusalem and Uzzah was killed, he could go back to God’s Word. There he could read how the ark was supposed to be carried. If he took God’s warnings seriously, he could grow wise and avoid making the same mistake again.

PRAYER: Dear God, please teach me to love Your word. Amen

MORE: God’s Word – a hammer and much much more
This poem is full of word pictures about God’s Word found in the Bible. These pictures help us understand what God’s Word is like and what work it can do. What is your favorite?


God's Word is eternal,
God-breathed, radiant, right,
Pure spiritual milk,
Our lamp and our light.

It's a fire, a hammer,
The power of God.
It's sweeter than honey,
A two-edged sword.

It's wisdom for life,
Our standard and rule.
Choose to ignore it
And you'll be the fool.

© 1998 - Violet Nesdoly


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sarah said...

great poem!

Thank you for the encouragement!
Gods word is sweeter then honey!

God bless you!

violet said...

It is indeed -

Thank you, Sarah!