The point of these verses is this: Because the Scriptures are the Word of God — the communication and revelation of the living God — they have effects on us that are better than the effects of anything else we can read or study or watch or listen to.
God understands you better than anyone else. He knows how people get to be the way they are and how they are affected by their surroundings. God understands society perfectly. God knows all facts about how the world works. God knows the future and how everything will come out in the end. God is wiser than any wise writer. God is more caring than any counselor. God is more creative than any artist. It simply stands to reason that what God says will be more useful to us than what anyone else in the universe has to say. Not to sit at his feet and soak our minds with his wisdom is sheer craziness
May God increase your confidence that the Bible is his very word! And may that persuade you that by meditating on it and following it there is great reward — greater than much fine gold. And may you discover every day the benefits of life and wisdom and joy!
Psalm 19:7-11 (ESV) - 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
The days are dark for hopelessness reigns. The land is in turmoil. Fear plagues the hearts of man causing famine in the fields of milk and honey. Our brothers and sisters forsake one another for anxiety of drowning on dry land.
While the world is turned upside down, the houses of worship are disbanded, many take refuge in their own homes. At first my eyes were on Jesus. I really did trust Him when I felt compelled to walk on water. The world took notice, and conspired to shake my foundation. A number of men said I am unwise to trust, but to take my place amongst my brothers. Did I lose faith? Did I forsake my Lord? What have I done?
When I turned my eyes to see the storm, my heart began sinking. I fell into despair.l I despised those who were unwise in their doings. My heart became black as night. Even when I thought I was well, I was deceived, for the enemy is good at describing his nature.
Tonight I am strengthened. He has strengthened me. He gave me hope again. He has made it known for me to just breath, for "I am the Lord!" He made the seas and the lands; the Lord made all creation. "Why are you worried child? I am He who is sovereign above all. If you become sick, I can make you well. If you become hurt, I can heal you. If you die, I can resurrect you. I am the Alpha and the Omega, you were, am, and will be mine for there is nothing in creation that will separate My love from you. Everything is according to My will and for My glory. So, do not fear child of God for I am near." - Jeff L.