I am so thankful for the many blessings from God. One of the most wonderful blessings from God is His Word. The Bible teaches us everything we need to know about God and how to be obedient to Him. The Bible teaches us about the most precious gift, Jesus and His sacrifice. The following is a list of characteristics of the Word of God.
- The Word will endure forever. Isaiah 40:8 states, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
- The Word guides. Psalm 119:105 states, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
- The Word is inspired by God. In Second Timothy 3:16-17 Paul wrote, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” Second Peter 1:19-21 states, “And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
- The Word gives us all we need to know about the Lord. (2nd Timothy 3:16-17)
- The Word is able to save our souls. James 1:21 states, “Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”
- We will be judged by the Word. In John 12:48 Jesus says, “The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.”
- The Word is living and powerful. Romans 1:16 states, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Also Hebrews 4:12 states, “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.”
- The Word can help us overcome temptation. Psalm 119:11 states, “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Jesus used Scripture to defeat Satan’s temptations in Matthew 4:1-10.
It is important to remember that we must not only know the Word, but we must also be obedient to the Word. Psalm 1:1-6 states:
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”