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Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Psalm 1:1-3

What does the Bible say?

The Bible is the standard or guide on how to live according to God’s will. It sustains us in our relationship with God. Knowing how important it is, let’s look at how we can prioritise the Word in our lives.

1 – Read the Word daily.

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 1:1-2 

Long before the Bible was printed and bound as we have it today, it started as the first five books of the Old Testament, also known as the law. By encouraging us to delight in the law, the psalmist was asking us to delight in God’s Word.

2 – Receive nourishment from the Word. 

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Psalm 1:3

Just as we are nourished when we eat food every day, reading the Bible daily nourishes us spiritually. God’s Word causes us to mature and grow in our relationship with Him, as likened by the psalmist to “a tree planted by streams of water.”

3 – Know Jesus through the Word. 

”You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”

John 5:39-40 

People read the Bible for different reasons, but one important reason to do so is to know Jesus more. The verses above say that God’s Word testifies about Jesus and how we may have life through Him. Therefore, let us make it a goal to know Jesus as we read the Word.

What is the relevant to my life?

  • According to Psalm 1, what are the benefits of delighting in God’s Word? Why do you think the psalmist said we should meditate on the Word day and night?
  • How can we be more spiritually nourished and healthy? How does spiritual nourishment affect every area of our lives?
  • Who is the Word (John 1:1,14)? Why do you think the Bible refers to Jesus as the Word?

How do I apply this to my life?

  • Is the Bible your daily priority? How can you delight in God’s Word every day?
  • What is one thing that competes with your
    daily reading of the Bible? How do you think this can change?
  • How can you grow spiritually stronger this week? To whom can you share the truth of God’s Word this week?
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