WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD?
The Bible has a lot to say about the Word. John 1:14 is one of the most important passages found in the Bible.
THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT JESUS IS THE LIVING WORD, THAT IN HIM, ALONE, THERE IS LIFE. JOHN BEGINS HIS GOSPEL WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE WORD.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
GOD’s Word is life and light. JESUS is the Life and Light of the world. That is why John said “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”
Even our words are important!
OUR WORDS WILL ALLOW US TO BE JUSTIFIED BEFORE GOD OR CAUSE US TO BE CONDEMNED.
36 But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
‘Our Daily Bread’ devotional for September 25 was on words. In it they point out that Jesus is “eternal life.” See Words That Matter or 1 John 1:1
John the disciple called Jesus “the Word of life” (1 John 1:1). He wanted everyone to know what that meant. “We proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us,” he wrote of Jesus (v. 2). “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us” (v. 3).
MINISTRIES AND SONGS PROCLAIM THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD
Word of Life Ministries has been a blessing to so many people over the years. This ministry, in their own words…
Word of Life is a nondenominational Christian organization creating faith-defining experiences that give students and families the chance to encounter God and grow in their spiritual walk
God has spoken concerning His written word and Jesus Christ, who is the living Word
…“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:24,25
God has also shown that both the written and spoken word are important:
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); Romans 10:8
Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for instruction, for conviction, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, having been fully equipped toward every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Jesus, the Living Word, gives life to all those who trust Him. We find Him revealed in the written word.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:8-9
We must not underestimate the power of God’s word!
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.