Life Through God's Word
Our bible is God’s word to us as Christians; it was written down under God’s inspiration: - “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 perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Tim 3:16-17; KJV).
The bible is the Christians manual or handbook, just like a new car comes with an operator’s manual. The bible tells us how to live to please God, what He has for us and how He wants to use us.
God’s word is truth (John 17:17) and in John’s Gospel we are also told that the truth will set us free (John 8:32); free to live an abundant life as God lives it (John 10:10). In Proverbs we are told that God’s word brings life and health (Prov 4:22). God’s word is powerful (Heb 4:12); God spoke the word over creation and there was light (Gen 1:3).
The Bible is not a book to be read as literature but prayer fully, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26) The Holy Spirit will reveal God’s truths to our spirit; we call this revelation and not just head knowledge. The word will guide us through all the challenges of life (Ps 119:105).
Meditating the scriptures (Ps 119:15) causes our faith to grow (Rom 10:17); faith to receive from all God’s promises found in His word. To meditate is simply to dwell on parts of the bible and roll then around in our minds.
We can rely on God’s word; it is settled in heaven (Ps 119:89) and it will never return to us void (Is 55:11). It will never let us down. Spend time in the Bible and God’s presence today: “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart; for they are life unto those who find them, and health to all their flesh" (Prov 4:20-22; KJV).