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A Word for Today – Luke 5:1-7 (KJV)

And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.

And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.

And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.

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Proverbs 25:25 (NIV)

Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.

Mark 16:14-16 (NIV)

Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

For many years, I have participated in athletics.  I played basketball, soccer and studied karate. As I got older, running up and down the playing field got harder and harder. Sometimes, after just a few minutes of play, I would be in dire need of water. After expending so much energy on the playing field, a drink of water supplied my body with great satisfaction.

Scripture tells us that good news from a far away place provides refreshment similar to that which cold water brings to someone who is thirsty. Christians have access to good news that is life changing. The Good News of Jesus Christ furnishes the best refreshment for a weary soul.

When we are exhausted by the difficulties of life, we can find relief in the Word of God. The Word of God nurtures, comforts and saves. Through prayer and fellowship with God, we take delivery of God’s good news.

Sweeter Than Honey

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Psalm 19:7-10 The Message

The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together. The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road. The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy. The directions of God are plain and easy on the eyes. God’s reputation is twenty-four-carat gold, with a lifetime guarantee. The decisions of God are accurate to the nth degree.

God’s word is better than a diamond, better than a diamond set between emeralds. You’ll like it better than strawberries in spring, better than red, ripe strawberries.

In an average day, we have a myriad of decisions we have to make and problems that we must consider. Just the idea of figuring out what we should do is enough to tire us out. Deciding whether we should pursue a new job, begin a new relationship or buy a home are just a few of the major decisions that we may make during our lifetimes. However, we have many more daily decisions that occupy our mental faculties. Sometimes we have to gain understanding of how to resolve a situation at work, find the best route to work, or even plan what we will eat for dinner. Ironically, I have found that sometimes the little issues of life can be just as disturbing as the big issues.

Fortunately, as believers, we don’t have to make decisions without guidance. Christians are provided with a roadmap that can direct their way down the correct path. This roadmap is the Word of God. It is through His Word that God ordinarily provides us with revelation. The answers to life’s problems are contained in the Bible.

God’s Word nurtures, comforts, and restores our mental health. When the problems of life begin to beat us down, God’s Word will provide us with healing. It is through the Word of God that we can find order in our lives. The Message states in Psalm 19 that the revelation of God pulls our lives together and provides the signposts of God.

It is counterproductive for us to dwell on our problems and reflect upon them for long periods of time. We are far better served to focus on the kingdom of God and His Word. Matthew 6:33 tells us that if we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, God will provide for all of our needs. Through focusing on the kingdom of God, not only will we minimize the negative effects of thinking about our problems but we will have confidence that God will take care of our problems and provide for all of our needs.

Unlike the problems of the world, the Word of God is sweet to the soul. If we keep our minds focused on God’s Word and strive for the things of God, we will be helped to live a life that is sweeter, more peaceful and even more prosperous.