Monday, 9 May 2011

God's Word

What is it?
It is God's inspired word for us, written by people chosen by God to correctly record what it is God wants us to know.  His word gives us life.  God is His word!





What are we to do with it?
Read it - Absorb it - Desire it

Someone said to me the other day that nothing is in the bible 'by mistake'.  Everything in it has a purpose and as and when God wants to, He will reveal it to us.  But He cannot reveal 'His word' to us if we are not reading it!

Ps 42 v 1:  As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, O God.

Col 3 v 16:  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

What does the bible say about God's word?
  • Matt 24v35:  Heaven and earth will pass away, but My word will by no means pass away.
  • Ps 119v105:  Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
  • Ps 119v50(b):  ...for Your word has given me life.
  • Prov 30v5(a):  Every word of God is pure (tested, refined)...
  • John 1v1:  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  • Phil 2v16(a):  Holding fast the word of life...
  • Heb 4v12:  For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  [WOW]
  • 1 John 5v7:  For there are three that bear witness on earth: The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.
  • Rev 19v13:  He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
There are tons more scriptures but these should give you a feeling of how important God's word is. 

God's word is God.  It is good.  It is life to those who read it.  It brings healing, joy, peace, edification, teaching, admonishing, guidance, etc.  There is so much more.  The more you read it, the more you want to read it and the more you realise how much you need God!

I don't believe God's word is a book of 'recipes for solutions'.  For example:  mix problem in bowl, add words of wisdom, lamp for light, bake at 180 degrees for 1 hour and hey presto, 1 x solution to your problem.  Sometimes you read His word and your confusion or hurt or problem remain.  But in pushing through and continuing to seek God in His word, He starts to bring about changes.  Changes in your circumstance, or your thoughts, or attitudes, or someone else's attitude.  Things just do start to change.  WHEN?  In God's time and HE IS NEVER LATE!  We just have to trust Him on that!


We all go through seasons, some good, some bad.  But my encouragement to you today is, no matter what your circumstance is, good or bad, do not forsake God's word.  It is meant for you, written for you, because God loves you!

God bless
Tracy


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4 comments:

  1. Thanks, again just what I needed to hear.

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  2. Tracy...Great word for today from His Word!! I really needed to hear today that He is never late! I do know that but sometimes I need reminding.

    Blessings to you,
    Chelle

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  3. Yes! God's Word is great. There is something that always applies for His Word is alive, and living. He knows what we need to hear in all of our circumstances, and He speaks to us through His Word in our lives and in our hearts.

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  4. Good word, Tracy! And so very true! :)

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