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God's Word Points Us to Him: The Better Way

by Tony Manning on July 07, 2020

Welcome to Take Ten at Ten with Pastor Tony! We're taking a closer look at Psalm 19 and how it speaks to our study of James.

Also, we are mindful that some of you are participating in the 7-day challenge to fast from social media, feast on God's word, and focus on others' needs. We hope you'll listen to Sunday's sermon if you missed it and consider taking on the challenge.

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God's Word Changes Us: Listen, Speak, Act

Here are a few observations from Psalm 19:1-14. In verse 1 David reminds us that God's handiwork in nature was designed by God for God. He also created people to bear his very own image.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork (Psalm 19:1 ESV).

God's written word is what we need more than any physical thing and it's sweeter than anything else we may desire.

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb (Psalm 19:10 ESV).

God's Word keeps me from my own sinful way and points to what is true and right. When I read, meditate on, and memorize Scripture, my thoughts, words, and actions change as an overflow of my heart.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer (Psalm 19:14 ESV).

James 1:19  tells us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. If we are rooted in the Word of God, it allows us to live a life based on God's Word. Then our words and actions are shaped by God's Word, and it will point others to God and his glory.

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