I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have revived me. Psalm 119:93As a general rule, we remember the things that we most cherish. We don’t remember them because we have to; we remember them because they are important to us. The psalmist remembers God’s word because of how it impacted his life. It was through the truth of God’s word that the psalmist was given life. How do we think of renewal? We think of it as something God does by his Holy Spirit, which is right, but we tend to forget the link between the Holy Spirit and God’s Word. We must remember that the Word and the Spirit always go together… God speaks to us through the Word, and only through the Word does the Spirit renew us inwardly.1 Don’t ever lose sight of the value of God’s word. Without it, we would have no life, no hope, no proper perspective of this life or eternity.
…for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine…” John 8:31
“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” John 17:17Even in the midst of Job’s great afflictions, he said:
“I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:121 Boice, J. M. (2005). Psalms 107–150: An Expositional Commentary (p. 1014). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.