Life is Found in God’s Word
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.Hebrews 4:12
Just as God breathed into Adam the breath of life, so too has God breathed into life his written word. Because the Bible is given to us directly from God using men as instruments of his divine will, we can have complete confidence that the Bible we have today is exactly what God had ordained for us when first delivered to Moses. Our confidence is rooted in God’s never changing character. What God delivered to each author of the sixty-six books of the Bible, He has actively protected throughout time so that the original intended words are perfectly preserved.
God’s word is alive because the Holy Spirit operates through its words. When the Bible is read, studied, or taught the power of the Holy Spirit can effectively change the mind, will, and emotion of anyone who yields their life to Him. God’s Spirit communicates to the spirit of each believer through scripture.
God’s word is precise and always exactly what is needed for each situation. For everyone who is willing to receive the words of God, it will be as a bright light illuminating a dark path. It will always guide the receiver in the right direction. The Bible is complete, lacking nothing that God intended for us to know. There is no need for God to communicate new information outside of the Bible.
Since the Bible contains everything that our Creator wants to communicate to His creation, and the method through which His Spirit works, would it not be in the best interest of every person to spend time in it? The Bible is the only book that God has given to man so that man can live. From it, we receive truth because it is only in God that truth is found. Any truth not found in God’s word is only opinion. There is nothing on earth more important than God’s word.
This week, let’s spend more time in the book that God has given to us and learn about the words of life. No one will ever be able to say, “I have spent too much time in God’s word.”