(This guest post is written by Merrill Eng from arkandarchitecture)
Have you ever heard what the Word of God says it is to us?
The first line from my current favorite introduction to the Bible by the Gideons, which you can read on my friend’s blog, says “The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.”
Almost everyone agrees that the Bible, among all things worth studying, stands out. It has stood the test of time, it has survived opposition, and it has proven invaluable to believers worldwide.
Recently I visited a Bible school for the weekend. There we were given 10 items of what the Word of God says of itself. Broad as the universe and focused on man, these items define us and God as much as we define the Bible. Enjoy!
“…and His name is called the Word of God.” -Rev. 19:13
“…receive the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God.” -Eph. 6:17
“…the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” -John 6:63
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” -Psa. 119:105
“…man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.” -Matt. 4:4
6. The Seed
“Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.” – 1 Pet. 1:23
…”Behold, the sower went out to sow.” -Matt 13:3
“For just as the rain comes down And the snow from heaven, And does not return there, Until it waters the earth And makes it bear and sprout forth, That it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me vainly, But it will accomplish what I delight in, And it will prosper in the matter to which I have sent it.” Isa. 55:10-11
“Let my teaching drop like the rain; Let my speech distill like the dew, Like raindrops upon tender grass, And like abundant showers upon herbage.” -Deut. 32:2
9. A Sharp Sword
“For the word of God is living and operative and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” -Heb. 4:12
10. Fire & A Hammer
“Is not My word thus – like fire, declares Jehovah, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” -Jer. 23:29
What are your experiences of God’s word. How has it impacted you?