The Value of Scripture

Scripture

Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! Turn my eyes from worthless things and give me life through your word. Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness.

Psalm 119: 33-40 New Living Translation

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

2 Timothy 3: 16,17 New Living Translation

Prayer

Our Father, Thank you for your word. Help us to not only look upon it as a duty, but as a delight also, for it is by dwelling in your word that we come to dwell in you. As we read and study, open our minds and our hearts and grant us understanding.

Most of all we thank you for sending your son, Jesus – Word made flesh – who revealed to us your true nature and the height, depth and breadth of your love for us. May we always follow your word with a sincere and honest desire.

In the Name of Jesus, Amen

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