Notes by Dr. Fred Wittman
THE WORTH OF GOD'S WORD! (A)
"I will worship toward thy holy
temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou
hast magnified thy word above all thy name. . . . 0
LORD . . . for great is the glory of the LORD" (Ps. 138:2-5)
Intro: What value do
you put upon The word of God?
ILL. 5000x Found in The Bible. imraw translated "word" refers to
God's: Word, promises, truth, oracles, and sayings.
I. THE RECOGNITION OF THE WORTH
A. Value - magnified:
given greater value
1. The Name
of The LORD (Ex. 6:3; Ps. 34:3; 83:18)
2. The Name
of the Lord Jesus Christ
a. Salvation (Acts 4:12)
b. Attention (Mt. 17:5)
Adoration (Phil. 2:9)
3. God's Word is used by The Holy Spirit to provide:
Salvation (Heb. 2:1-4)
Regeneration (I Pet. 1:23)
Sanctification (Jn. 17:17)
B. Veneration -
honour, reverence (Phil 2:9)
C. Validity - executed
with proper legal authority
(Jn. 5:22,27,30;12:47-50; Jude 14,15)
D. Veracity -
truthfulness; faithfulness (Jn. 17:17; Jas. 1:18; I Th. 2:13)
What value will you place on God's Word?
The length of time you spend in it will determine the value you give
it! How much time will you devote to study? How much attention? To what length will you go
to get a deep understanding of the Word of God? For what amount of time will you settle to
know God's Word to your fullest ability? How accurately will you interpret God's Word? How
faithfully will you apply it in your life?
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