Tuesday, June 7, 2016

His Word

God gave us his Word for us to get to know Him. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, "
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."

He has a purpose for His Word. Many people today question the value, authenticity, and importance of the Word of God. Many say it is no longer valid, unreliable and unnecessary. The Word of God is held in question be our society at large. 
I can tell you without a doubt, that God's Word is absolutely necessary, valid and of the utmost importance. It is valuable, reliable and powerful. 
I have been doing much research and reading on the process of how the Bible we now have even came to be. It is held as the most scrutinized and criticized literature, yet proven to be one of the most accurately maintained. It has been painstakingly translated, passed down for generations and held in the highest regard by those who have done so. 
The Bible has been carefully preserved. It gives to us the divinely inspired Word of God from the very human eye-witnesses who experienced the supernatural move of God's Spirit. These 40 plus writers across many generations all shared a common inspiration that does not contradict or change.  Jeremiah 30:2
“Thus speaks the Lord God of Israel, saying: ‘Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you.
Writers outside the Bible and archaeological finds construct proofs and support for the writings and stories of the Bible. It would take many pages and volumes to share the proofs of the Word of God. 
So I encourage you to search it out for yourself. 

One of the greatest proofs for me, is the power of the Word of God as I read it, speak it and apply it to my own life. I see the evidence of the Living Word. 
Hebrews 4:12 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.

His Word changes everything when it is given precedence in our lives. I have seen miracles take place at the spoken Word of God. I have felt His presence move and flow as the Words on the pages come to life in my soul.  I feel the spark of His Spirit changing me from the deepest parts of my being. His Word is life and His Word is the powerful expression of God's love for His people.
Without His Word, we would be unable to know Him and to know of Him. We would be lost. We would be bound by human frailty and failure: sin. His Word is the most important avenue for understanding our Mighty God, our Savior, Our Father and our Friend. It is the very thing that shows us His plan and purpose, gives us hope for our future and draws us to the very nature of God. It lays out the history and plans of an All-Powerful, All-Knowing, All-Loving God who seeks to receive back the love He bestows on His children. Find God in His Word.  Seek His face in His Word. Fall in love with His Word. Hide it in your heart.

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