The Fruit of God’s Word
Bible Text: Psalm 119:9-16 | Speaker: Pastor James Zaebst | Psalm 119:9: Young People can live clean lives by taking in and obeying God’s Word. If you want to influence the youth, you must do so by getting them into the Word of God (I John 2:14 and Deuteronomy 6:6 and 7).
Psalm 119:10 and 11: God’s Word taken into our hearts is truly a powerful transforming force. The Word of God can clean someone up so they look like a new person (Ephesians 5:25 and 26 and Titus 3:5).
Psalm 119:12 and 13: We cannot share the blessed truths of God’s Word with others until God has convicted us with His Word first. To teach, one must first be taught (II Timothy 2:6 and 7). Timothy himself was a success because he had first been taught (II Timothy 1:15).
Psalm 119:14: A mature yielded believer rejoices in the Word of God and places a real value on it. We should delight in our time in God’s Holy Word (Psalm 1:1-3). It is to be prized (Psalm 119:72).
Psalm 119:15 and 16: We show our God respect by meditating on God’s word so as to commit it to memory. The memorization of Scripture bears tremendous fruit in our lives. A scripture, once memorized, comes to mind when needed (Luke 4:1-13). Christ Jesus had a tremendously powerful weapon to fight against temptation to sin. His weapon of choice was the Word of God (Hebrews 4:15).
The Word of God is our best defensive weapon against sin. It is available to us all if we would but use it (Ephesians 6:17).