God’s All-Sufficient Word


     Since the Garden of Eden Satan has relentlessly attacked humanity’s belief in the all-sufficiency of God’s Word.  Some of his attacks are subtle (like “Has God really said?”); some are brazen (like “You shall not surely die”).

     Satan knows the power of God’s Word.  He knows the spiritual victory it can deliver.  Therefore, his attack on its all-sufficiency will continue until time is no more.

     Psalm 119 details a broad range of circumstances in which God’s Word is all-sufficient.  The Holy Scriptures can provide:

  • Strength. “My soul melts from heaviness; strengthen me according to Your word” (v. 28).
  • Salvation.  “Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord—Your salvation according to Your word” (v. 41).
  • Comfort.  “This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life” (v. 50).
  • Life.  “I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life” (v. 93).
  • Hope.  “The wicked wait for me to destroy me, but I will consider Your testimonies” (v. 95).
  • Wisdom.  “You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me” (v. 98).
  • Renewal.  “I am afflicted very much; revive me, O Lord, according to Your word” (v. 107).
  • Understanding.  “The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” (v. 130).
  • Guidance.  “Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me” (v. 133).
  • Peace.  “Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble” (v. 165).

     “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord!  Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart!” (vv. 1-2).

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