The Word of God is the Bible.
The Bible is made up of the Old Testament and the New Testament or New Covenant Books. God Almighty is the Author of the Bible. It was written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit Who gave them the words to write down. "Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." 2 Pet 1:20,21
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16,17For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:9-11
The Bible is God's love letter to you from the Beginning to the End. God tells you of His Love for you in Genesis. God prepares a place for you to live, makes a help mate for you and promises a Redeemer for you. The Bible is filled with true events proving God's faithfulness to His people and fulfilling His promises to them. We, on the other hand, have often not been faithful to Him. The BIG Picture covers this in a synopsis. But God is patient, not wanting any to perish. (2 Peter 3:9,10) When man is wicked, the Lord God Almighty cleanses the entire earth with water, but saves the righteous ones. (See Noah) Through the accounts of many people in the Bible, the Lord shows His Character and relationship with them, their response to Him and His to them. This is how we learn Who God is and what He wants with us. However, the Holy Spirit is necessary in enlightening us with God's Word. We must be God's Children in order to understand His Word in our hearts and for them to change us into His Image.
Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. Psalm 1
Your Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105
The Bible is God's Word.
If God's Word is the Authority, then no other book can stand along side it. God says of His Word -
how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2Timothy 3:15-17
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. 1Cor 2:13
The Man or Woman of God knows that this pertains to them -
For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring Word of God. 1 Pet 1:23
God's Word, the Bible, Is Trustworthy.
Jesus is the Word of God
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. … The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him. … Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of God-- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, Who is at the Father's side, has made Him known. John 1:1-18
Jesus says, "The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life." Jn 6:63
Simon Peter answered Him (Jesus the Christ), "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Jn 6:68
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father are one." John 10:27-30
Jesus Is the Authority
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. Matt 7:28-29
But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins...." Matt 9:6
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matt 28:18
The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life--only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father." John 10:17-18
"Father, the time has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son may glorify You. For You granted Him authority over all people that He might give eternal life to all those You have given Him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent. John 17:2-3
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of His Christ. Rev 12:10
And He was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. Rev 13:7
Jesus told them, "I tell you the truth, whoever hears My Word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. Jn 5:24
I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. Jn 6:47
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jn 14:6
Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." Jn 8:31,32
God's Word is the Authority. No other book can stand beside it.
Jesus Christ, The Word of God, works on your soul every time you read or hear it. God's Word promises:
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, butwill accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:10-11 NIV
The Lord describes How He does this: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Heb 4:12
The Law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11
Your statutes are wonderful, therefore I obey them. Psalm 119:129
Your word , O Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Psalm 119:89
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11
Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6:33
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? ...Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?... Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31,35,37-39
How is God's Word Trustworthy?
For more proof of the veracity of the Bible, bring me to www.theevidencebible.com .
What can block me from hearing God, or from Him hearing me?
Psalm 139 is a great teacher of the Lord and our prayer. Read this on your own if you own a Bible. Read it slow and deliberately. Measure each word against your own heart, and hear God speak to you through His own words, which are the Psalm. If you need a Bible, contact the American Bible Society.
Read Psalm 119 for the reasons to read the God's Word, the Bible.
Sin is any word, action, thought or emotion that we have done that goes against God's desire for our life. His Laws tell some of the sins. But as we grow in fellowship, friendship and relationship with the Lord, He will let us know through the Holy Spirit things that displease Him. When we recognize that pain in our heart of displeasing Jesus, then we can quickly, right then and there, say in the quiet of our heart "I am sorry for what I did! Please forgive me Jesus. Please help me to not do that again." "If we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away." 1John 1:9 If we turn away from our wrongdoing, our sin, then we are choosing to walk in friendship with God and we are in His favor. God's blessings will be upon us, and we will not be walking into trouble.
How to stay out of sin: God makes it clear that to not repeat of sin we must first be born again, and then read His Word often, which is the Bible, remember His Word, pray and listen to Him, and obey and serve Him out of Love for Him.
Other site of Interest - www.dianedew.com/wrtnword.htm
God's Word, the Bible, Is Trustworthy.
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