Saturday, August 25, 2012

Prayer and the Word of God (Bible and Jesus the Living Word, #2). Psalm 119:89, Psalm 119:160, Hebrews 4:12, John 1:1, John 1:14,

First, look at two statements from Psalm 119. This is a wonderful psalm. It is the longest chapter in the Bible and nearly every verse says something about God's Word.

Psalm 119:89 (ESV)
"Forever, O LORD, your word
is firmly fixed in the heavens."

What does this verse tell you about God's Word?

Psalm 119:160 (ESV)
"The sum of your word is truth,
and every one of your righteous rules endures forever."

What insight into God's Word do these verses give you?

Hebrews 4:12 (NASV)
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit of both joints and morrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."

John 1:1 (NASV)
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

John 1:14 (NASV)
"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth."

If the Word is living what does that mean?Such simple verses yet they hold so much truth about the Word of God and our obligation to know the Word of God. He took lengths to make sure we knew His Word. He impressed many different men to write down His Word so we would be able to know what He wants to tell us especially in this day when the truth of God is being twisted and eradicated or made to seem foolish. He made the effort (though for Him it is not an effort as we know it) to make sure we knew how important His Word was/is and ever will be because His Word though written down is also His Son, Jesus.

To do a study on the Word of God as written in the Word of God and to get to know the Living Word of God would take a lifetime yet we can know Him by confessing our sin and accepting Jesus as our Savior.

Abba grant that we may know Your Word and partake of the forgiveness of Your Son Jesus the Word incarnate. Thank You Father for sending Your Word into the world to save us from sin bring us into Your family. All praise and glory to You Father for all You have done for us and for Your Word. In the name of Your Word, Jesus. Amen

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