God's Word is our Survival Guide.
Paul writes, God's Word can make us into
what He wants us to be and give us everything
we could possibly need.
Jesus said, the words that I have spoken to you…
The Bible describes... and exemplifies the
path of life from its inception to its conclusion.
The entire Will of God is made known to
mankind in the Scriptures. The repercussions
of our wicked decisions are disclosed to us in
God's Word reveals our carelessness, folly, and
faults. The Bible offers heavenly direction for
the whole spectrum of human experiences.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God
and it is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness -
and must never be subjected to multiple
God's Word is firmly rooted in eternal realities.
The Word of God is living, active, and uniquely Divine.
The words of the Bible have the ability to speak to,
shape, transform, sustain, and benefit our lives for
One way that God, the magnificent Giver of Life,
speaks to us clearly, strongly, and authoritatively
is through the Scriptures.
The Bible is unique because it tells us how God
wants us to live, why we are here, and how we
are supposed to live. It is the foundational tool
that equips us to be all God created us to be.
God's Word speaks to us every time we open it. We
are able to gain greater clarity, deeper meanings, new
insights, and it shows us how similar our situations
and/or personal experiences are.
All of the Scriptural words were inspired by God
and are profitable for teaching, reproof, correction,
and training in righteousness. They should never
be subject to different interpretations.
Since the Scriptures were written by
the Author of Truth,
it stands apart from all other
God’s Word is like seed;
it’s filled with potential.
The more we feast on God's Word... the more
God's Word will get into us... giving us greater
insights into God’s Will for us in every aspect of life.
The words of the Bible have power to speak to,
shape, change, sustain, and benefit our lives
We should treasure, study, obey, and completely
trust the Scriptures because it is in truth...
The Bible is the final authority with regard to
all questions of faith, conduct, and morality. It is
in truth... the inspired word of God.
If we can align our thinking with what God says,
we will approach the Bible humbly, expectantly,
obediently, joyfully, studiously listening,and doing
what it says. When we approach God's Word in
this manner... we will sense more of its power in
God's Word contains the mind of God
and God's will for each one of our lives.
human penmen, God, not men, was the
actual original Author. To reject the Bible
is to reject God.
History had an impact on God's people,
and God's people had an impact on history.
As we read God's Word, we may observe
how the historical progression of humankind,
culture, and kingdoms is reflected in its pages.
The Bible is both replete with history and a result
of that history. It enlightens us about the historical
and cultural context of the stories' composition.
Historical context refers to this tying together
of history and biblical occurrences. For each
student of God's Word, it is an essential
component of the puzzle. So why is historical
background crucial while understanding the
We must consider the historical setting of
every verse, book, and passage we read
while interpreting it. Each verse in the Bible
was written at a certain time in history and
under particular conditions.
This outside knowledge will sometimes
provide us with a wealth of insight into
the author's intentions. The passage's why,
when, and where information will be
related to the historical setting.
The words on the page will seem much
more vivid and important to us if we let
the historical context set the scene for us
because we will understand why they were
significant to their original
We can gain new insights and a greater
understanding by comprehending the
This would undoubtedly require looking
at additional materials such as
commentaries, histories, and cross-
referenced biblical texts that could
clarify the context in which the
specific words were written.
Let us consider the following inquiries
while we study:
What is known about the author of this
passage? Who is he?
Who is the core demographic and what
situations did they encounter?
What period of time were these
individuals living in?
What was happening at the time in
terms of politics, business, culture,
God’s Word is more than simply a historical
record of events and people:
“For the Word of God is Alive
and Full of Power!"
Because God is a living God, the Bible is alive.
The same words I have spoken to you
are spirit and life, according to Jesus.
Jesus likened God's Word to seed in the
Similar to the Word, seed is a living thing that,
when dispersed and planted in rich soil, yields
an abundance of life. According to the Bible,
the Word of God is not only living, but also
Amazing things happen when we study the Scriptures.
Our minds illuminate, our hearts resonate, and the
truth comes to life in us.
The Bible will itself, through its unmistakeable chief
doctrines, act as judge of our interpretations.
The infallible rule of faith
and practice for this weary
and uncertain world is
We need God's Word. Without
God's Word our souls become
malnourished and dies of
starvation. God's truths, in
His Word, should never be
abstained from. To brush-off or
disrespect the place of Scripture
in our lives deprives us of its
wisdom. Without Scripture,
life would become weary and
God spoke through the prophet Hosea,
"My people are destroyed for lack of
knowledge." Whenever God's Word
is hidden or disregarded, there will
be certain destruction.
God's Word is our moral Guidance.
God's Word can bring harmony
and peace to our sin-sick world.
Feasting on God's Word, daily,
is the difference between spiritual
life and death, faith and fear,
strength and weakness,
fulfillment and discontentment.
The Bible gives illumination,
revelation and inspiration.
God's Word is not an elementary collection of
interesting writings from antiquity, but it is
God-breathed. In other words, it is the Word of
We have access to a Supernatural Book written
by Almighty God. These are God’s very own words
Doubting God is the goal of the devil. If he can get
his foot in the door by making us doubt, the rest
of his plan quickly can follow. Without the
foundation of God’s Word believers are adrift
and fall prey to every wind of doctrine and get
tossed to and fro.
When young people are first exposed to secular
scientific theories (with God of Scripture left
out), Satan always plants this seed of doubt in
their minds: “Has God indeed said …?”
Since listening to the voice of Jesus always
involves the Bible, Satan tries to persuade us that
God’s Word is just like any other book. “Oh,”
he says, “the Bible is nice, perhaps helpful, but
it is not absolute.”
Satan’s ultimate plan is to keep us from regular
contact with the Lord by any one of a variety of
tools he employs: questioning the authority of
God’s Word, avoiding the teaching of God’s
Word, or neglecting the reading of God’s Word.
We have a Supernatural Book written by Almighty God.
God's Word communicates to us God's redemptive plans
and purposes... and tells us all we need for life and
God's Word is a light that shines in the darkness, which
lightens our journey through this increasingly dark world.
The Word of God is essentially our
Guide Book for life.
God's Word is relevant in
any society or culture and
never outdated. It is the
same yesterday, today and
God's Word has a profound impact on
our spiritual life. It brings clarity,
peace, and perspective to our busy,
pressured and chaotic lives.
The Bible speaks to every one of us
giving us Divine insights and direction
at every point of our journey to make
us better. It tells us what God wants us
Other books have come and gone, but
not the Divinely Authoritative,
infallible and inextinguishable Word
God's Word is eternal. It is rooted in
righteousness and will never pass
away. God's Word is always relative,
applicable and appropriate to any
generation, situation or circumstance.
The Bible is our priceless handbook
that will set us free, comfort us, heal
us, feed our soul and unveil the
Creator of the universe as a relational
God. The Bible is God's
communication to us.
God's Word embodies all the
knowledge we need for life and
godliness. It embodies all the
knowledge we need to solve all our
problems and fill the longing of our
The Bible has been burned, belittled
and ignored. It has survived many
vicious attacks, but it remains
unchanged and applies explicitly to us
Despite its many enemies and
criticisms, the Bible is living, active
and it guides us through the vital
issues of life. It, provides historical
details, customs and geography (the
stage on which the redemptive
narrative and testing ground of faith
In accordance with Scripture, God does not seek to be
worshipped in a physical temple or through rituals and
rules, but in Spirit... because God is Spirit and God is
absolutely Holy and desires exclusive worship.
God is Spirit, and God's worshipers must
worship God in spirit and in truth. The teachings that
“God is Spirit”
are found in John 4:24.
God is Spirit means that God the Father does not have a
human body. Spirit is completely devoid of form and
shape. God is Spirit and God does not have the physical
reproductive parts of a man or a woman.
The Bible contains around 170 instances where God is
referred to as the Father. Fathers are traditionally the
protectors of the family, and historically the bread-
winners. God is proclaiming Himself as our Protector
God is Spirit. However, it is clear in the Bible that God
chose masculine pronouns and responsibilities to reveal
Himself to us. By using the male titles, God made it
easier for us to understand Him.
God is never described with sexual characteristics in the
Scriptures, but He does consistently describe Himself
in the masculine gender. This is in no way meant to
While God contains all the qualities of both male and
female genders, He has chosen to present Himself with an
emphasis on masculine qualities of fatherhood, protection,
direction, strength, etc. Metaphors used to describe Him in
the Bible include: King, Father, Judge, Husband, Master,
and the God and Father of our Lord and Savior,
C. S. Lewis, has suggested that gender is far deeper than
our human distinctions reveal. He suggests that God is so
masculine that we all are feminine in relation to Him.
God, the invisible, was made known to mankind through
Jesus. Although Jesus is fully man... He is eternal,
omnipotent, and all-knowing. He is God robed in flesh
and blood. He has the same essence as God and existed
with God, the Father, from the very beginning.
Jesus was exactly like God in nature. God's attitude is best
reflected in the teaching and behavior of Jesus. Although
God remained invisible entirely... God the Son came
to earth in human form (John 1:1). Jesus, the Son, is
the visible representation of the invisible Father.
Jesus, Who took up the human condition from His
conception is God Who took on human flesh. God came
as man in the person of Jesus Christ. He was 100%
humanity and 100% deity.
Jesus is unique as Emmanuel, “God with us.”
All Books of the Bible point us to Jesus Christ,
our Lord and Savior.
In Jesus' earthly walk we see Him weary and worn. We
read of Him becoming tired and alone... wrongly accused
and misunderstood. We see Him tempted and tried just as
we are... yet without sin. We see the Lord Jesus suffering
and condemned by evil men. We hear He was betrayed
and deserted by His closest friends. Jesus knows the way
we take and is our ever present help in time of trouble. He
has promised never to leave us nor forsake us... as we
journey through the ups and downs of this fallen world -
for He knows, cares, and understands all the
circumstances... each situational barb that wounds our
Jesus walked this earth before us, He is well-able to
sympathize and empathize with all our weaknesses and He
understands all the problems and pain that we will face in
our individual lives.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.
Jesus, is the "Word made flesh" Who "dwelt among us"
(John 1:14). The phrase "The Word" (a translation of the
Greek word "Logos") is widely interpreted as referring to
Jesus. Jesus is called the "Word" because He was the Son
of God sent to earth to reveal His Father's mind to the
The very word Spirit also means “breath,” and breath is
the evidence of life. Throughout Scripture He is called the
living God (e.g. Joshua 3:10; Psalm 84:2;
1 Thessalonians 1:9).
God is spirit, and we are spiritual beings. We have spirit
housed within our earthly tents. And when our spirits
are made alive toward God through the new birth, we
have the capacity to commune with God in our spirits,
anytime, anywhere, and under any circumstances.
To the unbeliever, the things of the spirit appear
foolish, and they cannot understand them.
1 Corinthians 2:14.
The things of God are spiritually discerned -- i.e., spoken
by God Who is Spirit to the spirit within us.
1 Corinthians 2:9-16.
Only spirit... understands spirit.
God declares: “Let not the wise boast in their wisdom
or the strong boast in their strength or the rich boast
of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about
this: that they have the understanding to know Me,
that I am God, Who exercises kindness, justice, and
righteousness on earth. For in these things I delight."
God is God... the King of all ages, the only God, and
there is none greater.
God is not limited to the dimensional restrictions of
created things. In Genesis, God reveals Himself as our
great Creator. He unveils His perfect judgement and
mighty works. His unlimited power and eternal
knowledge are shown as God leads and blesses.
We learn right away that God knows no limitations.
God is absolutely unrestricted to time, and place.
There is no place where God is not. God is always
near everything and everyone.
God is all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving,
self-existent, willful, boundless, Giver and
Author of life, and breath. God is the cause of
everything that exists, and all things necessary for the
continuance of our existence. The almighty and ever-
present power of God created, sustains, and governs all
of creation. God is our only Source of comfort, truth,
power and the fulfillment of the longings of the heart.
about God is not adequate for life with God. Human
beliefs often limit and misconstrue God's character.
Allowing God's Word to reveal the true God to us...
teaches us that God is so much greater in character
Having a personal relationship with God begins the
moment we realize our need for God. As we
wholeheartedly trust God and draw nearer... focusing
our attention, dependence, affections, and sincerely setting
our minds and hearts on God we begin to wake up from
our spiritual death.
In keeping with Scripture, God is interested in humanity
and has a purpose that applies to all humanity. God
desires that we come to know Him intimately...
surrendering ourselves, obeying what God has
commanded, fellowshipping with God, and
communicating with God in total love, gratefulness,
As stated in Scripture, God has always desired to be
close to us and have a personal relationship with us.
Many people end up frustrated and exhausted from trying
to please God through work... rather than pursuing an
honest relationship with God. Our own efforts to earn
God's acceptance are inadequate.
People can be vain, self-righteous, and some
may think they have done God a favor by being saved,
but the truth of the matter is... our being saved or doing
good works to be seen as saved does not increase
the power of God.
One who thinks they hurt God or can diminish God's
power by blaspheming or rejecting God cannot decrease
God's power... no... both are wrong.
According to Scripture,
our relationship with God is based
on love... not rules and works.
Those who have a personal relationship with God include
God in their daily lives. They pray to God, read His word,
and meditate on verses in an effort to get to know Him
For those who do not yet know God... God is constantly
pursuing a relationship with them. For those who desire
to remain devoted to God and know God more...
God seeks a deeper personal relationship with them.
Communion with God does not depend on external things
because it takes place internally in the spiritual part of our
God wants to show us more of Himself, and God has
revealed Himself in the Scriptures.
From Genesis 1:1, the superlative nature of God's power
is evident as God (Elohim) speaks the world into
The Bible is God's revelation of
The Word of God lived before all
The Bible is not a mere literary artifact just to be
considered. It is not just concepts or ideas. It is not for
display purposes. The Bible is God's Divinely inspired,
Authoritative Word that is filled with spiritual insight and
godly wisdom. It is our Manual for life. It helps us to
know God more deeply and intimately. It is our
Spiritual Nourishment that is meant to be read, studied,
The Bible reveals how powerful and awesome God is. It
communicates pure truth about God...what God is like,
what God has done, and what God expects of us, and how
to have a love relationship with God. None of the contents
of the Bible have ever been found inaccurate.
There may be concepts we do not understand, but that
never negates the fact that God’s Word is accurate.
God's Omniscience is not theological or philosophical... it
is relational and personal. Trusting in God to get us
through each day and believing that God is our Sustainer...
is the way to have a relationship with God. Although we
may not see changes immediately, we will begin to see
them over time, and all the truths will become clear.
Throughout the Bible, there are people who understood
things would always work together for the good when
they trusted God to help them and deliver them from their
It is essential that we spend time in God's Word. God's
Word teaches us how to relate to God in all
circumstances. The Bible contains concrete and infallible
insight into God's Will, guidelines, commandments,
exhortations, and encouragement for every aspect
of our lives. It overflows with infinite help and wisdom.
When we read God's Word we know more about
God's Will for us.
It is a great privilege and blessing to have the liberty to
know God personally, apart from our physical senses, and
communicate with God freely.
God's Word gives us reliable and inerrant, timeless truths
for effective living, truth, peace, encouragement,
guidance, conviction, comfort, wisdom, confirmation,
and a multitude of reasons to be grateful.
In hundreds of passages, the Bible declares or takes the
position explicitly or implicitly that it is nothing less than
the very Word of God.
The powerful, timeless, and timely messages in the
enduring Word of God contains righteous instructions and
answers that deal with the everyday problems we face.
Scripture has and will always stand beyond our temporal
The Bible is relevant for all times.
It is just as timeless as its Author.
Although the world is constantly changing,
God’s word, the Bible, is still humanity’s essential Guide.
The Bible is filled with words of wisdom for troubled
times. The Bible never grows old. It has just as much to
impart to today's generation as it did over 2000 years
ago. The Bible is overflowing with rich, deep motivational
passages and inspirational phrases that are beneficial
to us all.
All people, even professed unbelievers, have an
inner emptiness that can only be filled by truly knowing
God. The Bible helps us to know God in a personal way.
The Bible is filled with edifying, informative, historical
and geographical details that continue to validate facts in
The insights found in God's Word can hold special
meaning and can be read every day... over and over again,
for a lifetime!
The timeless truths in the Bible are unchanging, absolute,
supreme, authoritative, and infallible. There is no question
of the Bible's veracity.
Once the Bible has been read... it would be a great
absurdity to be indifferent to it; for its claims are
irrefutable and insurmountable.
God, Who is the Source of wisdom... gives wisdom and
understanding to us as we study the Bible. This is
something for which we can pray (James 1:5).
God's Word provides guidance, and instruction.
God's Word cleans our hearts and minds.
God's Word supplies insights in our trials.
God's Word is our Source of faith and spiritual strength.
God's Word is our perfect Comforter,
Blueprint, and Guide.
We are strengthened by God's truth. The Scriptures have...
and always will provide strength and inspiration to those
who trusts God's Word. The time tested Words of God's
Word counsel, comfort and encourage us.
God’s Word, although written thousands of years ago, still
applies to us today. God's Word contains uplifting truths,
wisdom, promises, and guidance. It answers the call and
speaks to the needs of each of us... of every age.
Although the Bible has been faithfully preserved
for many centuries... the truths found in God's Word are
timeless, relative, and relevant to every generation,
situation, or circumstance we might face.
The Bible is not merely the product of human ingenuity or
human opinion. The Bible is... God-breathed. It was
inspired by God Himself.
God divinely influenced the human authors of the
Scriptures in such a way that what they wrote was the
very Word of God.
The same God whose creative power breathed the "Breath
of life" into all of creation... is the same God who
breathed inspiration into the writers of the Bible.
The testimony is not that the writers were inspired, but the
words are inspired, or God-breathed, including every
inflection of the Words.
The Bible is a treasury of insight as to who we are and
why we are here. The Bible is our Guidebook... a road
map for our journey of life.
The Bible is the only book in the world that is read by
scores of people from every corner of the world and
from almost every age range.
Pondering the sacred pages of the Scriptures can unlock
revelations and give us great direction in life. A Scripture
that we may have read numerous times before can take on
nuances of meanings that are refreshing and insightful...
especially when we are faced with a new challenge in life.
The Bible contains everything we need to know about
God... in order to have a right relationship with God.
The Bible is incredibly important for our growth...
as without it, our feelings, emotions, and imaginations
would dictate what and who we think God is.
God reveals Himself through His Word. God, our Creator
wants men and women to understand Him as He reveals
Himself in the Holy Scriptures.
God's Word is God's revelation of Himself, His promises,
and His Will. God's Word shows us what God is like, how
He saves us, and how He wants us to live, and why we
need a Savior.
love, His justice, forgiveness, truth and faithfulness to us
as God walks with us through His Word.
Anyone who consistently reads the Bible has, more than
likely, experienced, while reading, a verse that jumped
out... and spoke to that need in their life.
God’s Spirit is able to move the truths written on the
pages of Scripture... into our hearts!
Inside the Bible are the solutions and answers to the most
profound questions and perplexing problems we could
Within the covers of the Bible we discover God's Biblical
instructions, the Commandments of God for our everyday
life experiences, God's authoritative guidance concerning
how we should live and interact with one another, and the
truth we must know in order to be rightly akin to God.
In God's Word the whole of life is revealed. The Bible
communicates to mankind what God is like. It is the
background that supports and testifies to who Jesus is
and what He did.
As we study the Bible, there is no end to our learning
about God. The best way to know the Father is to read
The Bible provides compelling, practical current advice.
The Bible reveals God's standard to... what is right
behavior and what is wrong behavior.
The Bible contains history, proverbs, songs, allegories,
prophecy, intriguing narratives about the lives of good and
bad people, about battles and journeys, and the life of
The Bible is a living Book.
It is described in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 as... God-breathed.
The insights found in God's Word can hold special
meaning and can be read every day... over and over again,
for a lifetime!
Jesus professes that the Word of God is more important
than physical food. He quoted God's Word to refute
One of the Bible’s purposes is to provide us with
spiritual sustenance. God’s aim in giving His written Word
to us was not that we would just learn more doctrines... it
was that our spirit would be fed.
The Bible teaches us how to improve ourselves. It gives
us answers to the questions of life, and it gives
us a sense of who we are and Whose we are. The wisdom
of the Bible is timeless.
Knowing and feasting on a regular spiritual diet, of God's
Word, helps us defeat temptation and helps us open our
hearts to God.
The Scriptures provide the mind, body, and spirit with the
deepest most fundamental principles and purposes.
When we read God's Word, meditate on it, study it,
believe it, apply it, do the Word, discover what God wants
to teach us, and share God's Word... something very
beautiful begins to stir in our spirit, our attitude, and our
The Bible is the Source
of moral truths.
God's Word instructs us about all matters that concern life.
Scripture reveals divine commands, standards, and
principles regarding the way we can live a godly, holy,
and obedient life.
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should
go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you."
God's Word encourages us with its many affirmations of
God's amazing Love and tender mercies.
The knowledge we gain from God’s Word equips us
and guides us with everything good for doing God's will.
The Bible is pure light. It leads, trains, and teaches us the
right way. It rebukes us when we are wrong, reveals the
perfect ideal, and inspires us to do right and stay on
God's beneficial and authoritative Word equips us so that
we may live life God's way and be ready to do God's work
even in the midst of our times of sorrow, pain, struggles,
In the midst of hardship and loneliness...
when faced with the perilous and destructive winds of
adversity... when our faith has been tried by persecution,
criticism, and scorn... God's Word never fails to provide
the strength, inspiration, and enlightenment to those who
trust and stand on the firm foundation of
God's Mighty and Precious Word.
The truths found in Scripture, when applied, changes the
way we approach and handle the issues, crisis, struggles,
and other anxiety producing situations in life.
There may be times when we stumble and lose our
direction, feel confused, unsure, without purpose, and
may not have a clue about where we are going.
God has given us His Word as a Guidebook for our
personal struggles, conduct, and Spiritual growth.
The Bible gives us purpose and direction. It is perfect for
righteously converting the soul of mankind...
making wise... the simple.
The Bible is a remarkable compilation of 66 Books
that contains pure and enlightening truths. We Must Read
the Scriptures Carefully. They Contain All of the
Necessary Operating Instructions and Warnings
From Our Creator, God.
The scientific and historical accuracy of the Bible is
important evidence of the Bible’s trustworthiness.
It’s important that we carefully consider this truth and
not read our own ideas—or misconceptions—into
The Bible has survived
thousands of years for a
Because the Bible is our
Universal Manual for life.
God's Word is a Divinely inspired Book for our
enlightenment. It has a much higher than human
The origin of Scripture is God...
The Bible was written by a wide diversity of
authors (as many as 40)... over a period of
approximately 1,600 years... over 60 generations.
The writers were quite diverse... from many
different locations. They wrote during war and
peace.The writers were from three different
continents, and they wrote in three different
The writers of the Bible came from all walks of life.
Moses, was a political leader; Joshua, was a military
leader; David, was a shepherd; Solomon, was a king;
Amos, was a herdsman and fruit picker; Daniel, was a
prime minister; Matthew, was a tax collector; Luke, was
a medical doctor; Paul, was a rabbi; and Peter, was a
fisherman; just to name a few.
Think about it:
Some were kings, some were peasants, some were
philosophers, fishermen, physicians, statesmen, scholars,
poets, and farmers.
The Bible was written in various environments (the desert,
prison, royal court, etc.). They lived in a variety of
cultures, with different experiences and backgrounds.
Despite covering controversial subjects, God's Word
carries a compelling, harmonious, and infallible message.
The Bible is not just a list of wise sayings. The Bible is the
most important book in the history of mankind. It is a
unified work and must be carefully read and studied.
Regardless of the diversity, and despite the nature of its
composition and considering the continuity of its
teachings... the Bible has no inconsistencies or
God's Word is observable, testable, and able to withstand
scrutiny. The Bible is bound together as one distinct and
unified Book by historical sequence, prophecy, and
The Bible contains the Divine power of our Creator.
The ever-present assumption of the writers of the Bible is
that the Bible is God-breathed... it is the Word of God.
All people, even professed unbelievers, have an
inner emptiness that can only be filled by truly knowing
God. The Bible helps us to know God in a personal way.
The Bible is filled with edifying, informative,
historical and geographical details that continue to
validate facts in the Bible.
The more we read God's Word...the deeper our
understanding will become, and the more we will grow
in Spirit and Truth.
Each time the passages, in the Bible, are prayerfully,
faithfully, and carefully re-read... we are able to
enter into, listen to, meditate on, and embrace more
deeply the mystery that these significant messages reveal.
God can speak to our immediate condition
through the Words of Scripture.
God's Word is a Discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.
When God's Word is alive, and moving in and through us...
it can transform our hearts, our thinking, and our lives.
Scripture transforms our thoughts, feelings, decisions,
and actions, with the result that our lives are brought
progressively into greater submission to the Will of God.
How blessed we are when we yield our whole life
to its influence... so that we might be guided and
fashioned by God's Word.
When one comprehends and applies Scripture to life...
they are usually a lot wiser, concerning the decisions of
life, than those who do not know.
The Word of God goes beyond its written message.
God's Word illuminates our minds...
like rays of light.
Isaiah says, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but
the Word of our God stands forever” (40:8).
God's Word stands forever!
We, by the grace of God, have an all
access pass to God's guidance through
this amazing treasure we call...
In our tension-filled world, God's Word eases and
simplifies the chaos and our pain of present moments and
the dark days which may be ahead of us. God's Word
sustains us in our weaker moments.
When we need a reminder of pure Love...
God's Word gives us a beautiful picture of God's Holiness,
Majesty, Compassion, His plan for Redemption, and His
When life has us in a tailspin, God's Word reminds us,
"God is our Refuge and Strength, an ever-present help in
trouble" (Psalm 46:1).
When we feel panicked, agitated, alarmed, frightened,
or nervous... God's Word reminds us,
"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in
the shadow of the Almighty" (Psalm 91:1).
The truth comprised in the Bible has faultless authority.
There are many verses in the Scriptures whose meaning
we will not exhaust in a lifetime of reflection.
God’s Word is eternal truth.
God's Word provides...
everything for life!
When the heart is heavy and ear is deaf... we can read
God's written Messages and regain our nearness to God.
God is able to reach down and touch
the point of our greatest need...
with His word!
No matter who we are or where we are, even during those
soul searching experiences filled with anguish beyond
words, we can find, in God's Word, a source of solace and
“For everything that was written in the past was written
to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the
Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might
The Bible is one of the most influential
and important Books ever written.
Even a casual reader of the Bible will soon discover he is
reading a very powerful and unusual Book.
God's Word is a lamp to our feet and a light
for our path. Psalm
God's Word contains wisdom, encouragement,
comfort and inspiration for every imaginable
human issue, difficulty, uncertainty, or blunder
we could ever encounter in life. God's Word brings
peace and stability to our spirits. God's Word enlighten
us...renewing our minds and opening the eyes of our
Studying God's Divine Message can come across as
an intimidating endeavor, but James 1:5 tells us to
"Keep on asking God" for wisdom in understanding
Growing by sowing God's Word
in our lives is actually the most priceless investment
we can make!
Listening to a sermon once a week is good, but
one meal a week will make a person grow faint,
weak and weary. We must allow the Spirit to be
Let us utilize our own knife and fork and feast
on God's Word, daily.
God's Word is our daily bread.
There are other good books out there, but none like the
Word of God. The inexhaustible and trustworthy Word of
Almighty God is in no way an ordinary book.
Our efforts to know who God is and what God is like
lies beyond the capability of mere mortals.
2 Peter 1:21
We live in a time where the whole atmosphere of life
and God's Word are under critical scrutiny.
For a long period in the history of the Bible, common men
and women were forbidden access to the Scriptures and
their life-transforming truths.
There are some experts of religion,
according to Luke 11:52, who will
hide the truth from people. They
will not accept it for themselves and
will try to prevent others from having
a chance to believe.
Unbelievers love their self-righteousness. Some have
dangerously tampered with the way God has chosen to
reveal Himself. Some have rejected God of the Bible...
even before they begin to consider whether God's Word
could be true. Some seek to establish their own
righteousness and their pride is killing them.
When people reject the Bible... Peter says they are
“Willfully” ignorant (2 Peter 3:5). It is not a matter of
evidence; they just do not want to be convinced. Those
who do evil would rather embrace the darkness and not be
exposed by the light. They detest and will try to suppress
the truth. God's Word is truth.
People are free to reject God's Word
and do whatever the carnal mind chooses to do.
However, they will be held accountable to God
for the choices they have made.
People who violate the teachings and wisdom
of God's Word... do so... at their own peril.
Some people have proud hearts and are rebellious
and they do not want to submit to the truth
(Romans 1:18, 1:21–23, 2:14–15).
The Bible has been held sacred by many. In some places,
the Bible has been condemned, denied, and made illegal
to own or read. In some places people have been tortured
to death for trying to access God's Word.
Many have loved and cherished the uncompromising
truths in the Bible... some have despised it and dismissed
it as archaic and irrelevant and often insult those who still
look to the Bible for guidance and instruction.
Some have restricted, prohibited, and debated the Bible.
They don't know the Bible, yet, they still wan to debate
Some who hate the Bible have desecrated it, burned it,
discouraged it, misrepresented it, banned it, and battled
over it. They would rather replace the truths and
instructions found in Scripture with loyalty and
submission to the world.
People have sworn on the Bible. Some have cursed the
Bible. Some have tried to, totally, eradicate God's Word.
God's Word has survived attacks of every kind.
Hundreds of philosophies and scores of religions
have been invented by men in their efforts to circumvent
the Word of God.
Some have given the impression that anyone with a
minimum amount of intelligence could not possibly
believe the Bible as an accurate record from God.
In this they fulfill the Scripture,
“For who has known the mind of God?
Or who has become His counselor?”
“Do not boast and lie against the truth.
This wisdom does not descend from above,
but is earthly, sensual, demonic”
"The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the
wicked for the day of trouble."
Powerful men and entire nations have tried to eliminate
the Bible and destroy it, but they failed because...
May we avoid quarrels and arguments with those who are
opposed to Scripture and not hold resentment against
them, but be kind. Through our gentle instruction, may
God grant them the repentance that leads to the truth.
One can experience real spiritual change if...
one can truly listen to God, comprehend,
leave ego out, exercise patience, and trust Scripture.
God's Word gives us consolation and salvation. God's
Word embodies all the knowledge we need to solve our
problems and fill the longing of our soul. God's Word is
an oasis of truth, direction, sanity, and joy.
Our world is constantly changing, but
“The Word of God stands forever.”
God’s Word cannot be destroyed.
The more God's Word is tried...
the more it shows itself as superior.
If we desire for the Word to “Take root” in our lives
so that we produce a harvest that pleases God
(Matthew 13:23), we must ponder, reflect,
and meditate on what we read
and study in God's Word.
May we establish our roots deep in God's Word as
we cultivate a continual sweet communion with God.
The Bible is essentially a love letter
written to us from a loving God who
created us to know Him intimately.
What better way to learn about our
Creator than to immerse ourselves
in His Word.
As we honor, obey, and apply God's Message to our
lives... we will grow and change... for the better.
As we feast on God's Word... it sets the foundation for
understanding who God is. As we feast on God's Word,
we come to realize greater self-control... like taming our
tongues, listening before speaking, and being wiser with
our actions and speech.
God's Word imparts wisdom and strength. So, when God's
Word is in us... we are better equipped to stand firm in our
faith. We desire to seek truth and justice. We tend to
naturally exercise better leadership and become more
In realizing the Pure Love of God... we know how to look
beyond our circumstances and find peace... which
transcends all understanding.
As we live out the teachings of the Word of God, in our
troubled times, we can run and not grow weary. And
while we may not understand all the twists and turns in
life... being rooted and grounded in God's Word...
we can walk and not be faint.
As we stand on a strong understanding of God's Word,
acting out our faith, our spiritual life will not just survive,
we will be able to shine in dark places and triumphantly
press past those dark times... and thrive!
May we earnestly seek God's Word, for it is only
through God's Word that we can attain true wisdom,
learn discretion and acquire a prudent and