We have spent several days examining the very nature of the Word of God. Now we must look at the necessity for God’s Word.
The Word was so valuable that in Old Testament days, when they didn’t have nice leather bound copies like we enjoy, whole families continually memorized Scripture. Listen to this foundational command from Deuteronomy 6:6-8:
“And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou riseth up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.”
When they came into the land of promise, the Lord reiterated to Joshua its importance, which can be read in today’s verse.
If God’s Word was so important then it is still important now. Why should we give ourselves to disciplined study of the Word? In II Timothy 3:16 we read, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable…” “Profitable” is from ophelimos which means “advantageous, beneficial, gainful.”
Studying the Scripture is gain for your soul! Enjoy it!