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.
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!
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!