December 17, 2007
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.
God’s Word is an amazing gift He has given to each of us. Yet so many times, we don’t study, read, meditate, and live out God’s Word like we should!
The Bible is the most important tool a believer can have on this earth and it serves specific and strategic purposes in every believer’s life.
First, God’s Word gives us spiritual counsel. There are so many decisions in life to make, some big and some small. And the Bible is there to give us guidance on these decisions.
Do you want to know God’s will for your life? Then get into His Word. Psalm 119:105 promises us that God will guide us every step of the way. You can learn and live the will of God for your life through the promises and principles found in His Word.
God’s Word also offers us spiritual correction. Perhaps you have fallen off the path God has for you and you want to get going in the right direction. Well, God’s Word is there to lead you back.
Third, God’s Word is there to enable us to face spiritual conflict. Satan and his team of evil forces are working all around us, all the time. And it’s crucial that you be armed with the knowledge, truth, and power found in God’s Word. The Bible enables us to conquer our spiritual problems as well as face the daily burdens that we all have in life!
And finally, God’s Word offers us spiritual communion with God. When we study the Word of God, we get to know God’s character. It’s not just an ancient book, irrelevant to today’s culture. God’s Word is alive and it is there to change your life!
It’s my prayer that as you faithfully read, study, memorize, meditate, obey, and share God’s Word, your life will never be the same!
The Bible is the most important tool a believer can have on this earth.