The Word Comes First

Those words are important.

Psalm 119:1-176

Reference: How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. (‭Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭9‬ NIV)

Explore: At work, we are constantly creating letters, brochures and website pages to tell people about the work we do with people living in poverty with disabilities. To get the finished product we need to go through a certain process.

Once the job owner has scoped out the plan, the Content team write the copy. The copy is any wording that will be used in the publication.

Once the wording is complete and signed off, the rest of the process can happen. It’s only once the words are right that the design can be built and the publication truly starts to take form.

Those words are important. They start the whole process and inform the rest of the elements.

Application: Psalm 119 explains how this is true for our lives too. We need to start with the Word.

Once we have the right words to live by then the rest of our lives will be led by them.

Some people choose to follow the words of advertising to be stronger, prettier, richer. Those words will then determine their actions and play into the rest of their lives.

However, if we follow the words of God, then our lives will display His commands of love, grace, patience and justice. Once we get the Word first, it will help to determine the rest of our actions.

If you want to have a Godly life, continue reading His word.

Prayer: Lord, “How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. (‭Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭103-105‬ NIV)” Amen.

How have you followed God’s word in your life?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.