“All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”
— 1 Peter 1:24–25
Years, months, weeks, and days will pass. Generations come and go. However, the Word of God is eternal, living and active and sharper than any double edged sword today and forever!
A few facts regarding the Word of God:
- The Word of God creates. God created all things by merely speaking.
(Genesis 1:3–4, 6–7, 9)
- The Word of God has the power to give new life and to discover our purpose in life. James speaks of how we were brought forth by His Word "so that we would be a kind of first fruits". Not only were we brought forth by His Word, we also are likened to fruit (which has a purpose). (James 1:18)
- The Word of God is a means of receiving revelation, power, and grace from God to grow in faith and devotion to the Lord.
- The Word of God is "the sword of the Spirit" given to us to stand against the snares of the enemy and against the strongholds and thought patterns that come against intimacy with God. (Ephesians 6:17, 2 Corinthians 10:5)
The Word of God shows us the authority that God has entrusted to us.
How does this affect us as children of God?
You can think of the Word of God like a pair of glasses that help you to see reality more clearly. The Word of God helps us to see the truth about who we are, our true identity, and how we are to engage with our family, friends and those we encounter on a day to day basis. The Word of God also helps us to see sin for what it is and to turn to God for deliverance.
The world, absent of the Word of God, can lead us into false perceptions of reality in which we become enslaved to the believe that we'll never be good enough. the Bible tells us that we are more than conquerors! Our weaknesses are shameful in the eyes of the world, but in the eyes of God they serve as an opportunity for His glory and grace to shine through. In our weakness, God reveals Himself as our strong provider and in His grace he delivers us through challenging circumstances.
Without the Word of God, our view of the world is distorted and blurry. We may manage to get around, but with difficulty and with constant pitfalls. Without the Word of God, it can be hard to distinguish between sin and righteousness. However, for those who read and live according to the Word of God, it is impossible to both curse and bless with your tongue (James 3:8–10). Going to congregation is no longer merely an option but an absolute must. As heirs to the promises of God, others should look at us and see the Son of God in us.
The Word of God is also practical and should be implemented into our life as such. God is not only a righteous judge but also a loving Father. He protects us, teaches us, and rebukes us when needed.
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