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Series: Life by the Book
Tonight, we continue a sermon series we began last year. It's a series through the longest chapter in the entire Bible, Psalm 119. We entitled this series, Life By The Book, because nearly every verse of this chapter speaks to the value and joy found in the Word of God.
If you'll remember, *The basic theme of Psalm 119 is the practical use of the Word of God in the life of the believer. What would your Christian life be like if you had no Bible? Would that make any difference? After all, what is the Bible supposed to do for our lives?*
Tonight, we come to the next to last stanza in the lengthy chapter, verses 161-168. And the theme of this section is the incredible value and worth of the Bible. That's why I've entitled this message, Priceless.
*You remember those MasterCard commercials that would state how much something cost, then describe an experience that made all the cost worthwhile. And the final statement at the end was always: priceless! I know you remember them but I want to refresh your memory. Take a moment and watch these: ***SHOW VIDEOS***
MasterCard wants you to know that while our world puts a price tag on some things, there are other things that are priceless. Man determines the value of everything he makes, and God determines the value of everything He makes. See, we determine the value of houses and cars, and boats, and watches, and computers, and televisions, and stocks, and eggs and milk. We determine their value based on what we are willing to pay for them, and those are things that we make.
But we don't determine the value of babies in their mother's wombs. We don't determine the value of other men and women, no matter what we think of them. Those are things that God makes. And we don't determine the value of the Word of God. It is indeed, priceless!
Its message is amazing: 161
We come to a familiar theme in this psalm. The ...
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