In my walk with God, I stumble. I mess up, I react too quickly, I offend at times. I find myself asking for forgiveness more and more the closer I walk with Christ. And that’s a good thing. I’m currently digging into Hebrews, one of my favorite books of the Bible. I am underlining like mad, I’m taking notes, and I’m TRYING to live by it. I’d like to share a bit of my Bible study with you today.
Reading your Bible is THE best way to learn how to live the life God wants you to live. It is flawless, intuitive, and POWERFUL! It is addictive! I want to encourage you to read it daily. No need to go super fast, just start reading. Take notes, underline, share, and grow.
These aren’t my words below, I’m copying and pasteing directly from my favorite Bible study website. You can find these exact notes here on blueletterbible.org. I love to study using David Guzik’s Bible Study. I’m hoping I’m giving the proper bibliography here so credit goes where it’s due. My only additions are the bold print. But I want you to see the 25 amazing things this Word of God is… It’s life changing!
Need success? The Word of God.
Need a counselor? The Word of God.
Need strength? The Word of God.
Need Life? The Word of God.
Need peace? The Word of God.
Need power? The Word of God.
Need faith? The Word of God.
Need assurance? The Word of God.
Need growth? The Word of God.
Need ETERNAL LIFE???? The word of God.
- God’s word brings true health, fruitfulness, prosperity and success to the things we do. (Psalm 1:3)
- The word of God has healing power; it has the power to deliver us from oppression. (Psalm 107:20, Matthew 8:8, Matthew 8:16)
- God’s word is cleansing – if we take heed according to God’s word, our way will be cleansed. (Psalm 119:9, John 15:3, Ephesians 5:26)
- The word of God, hidden in our hearts, keeps us from sin. (Psalm 119:11)
- God’s word is our counselor; as we delight in God’s word, it becomes a rich source of counsel and guidance for us. (Psalm 119:24)
- God’s word is a source of strength. (Psalm 119:28)
- God’s word imparts life to us. It is a continual source of life for us. (Psalm 119:93, Matthew 4:4)
- God’s word is a source of illumination and guidance to us. When God’s word comes in, so does light; it makes the simple wise and understanding. (Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:130)
- God’s word gives peace to those who love it; they are secure, standing in a safe place. (Psalm 119:165)
- When the word of God is heard and understood, it bears fruit. (Matthew 13:23)
- The word of God has inherent power and authority against demonic powers. (Luke 4:36)
- Jesus Himself – His eternal person – is described as the Word. When we are into the Word of God, we are into Jesus. (John 1:1)
- Hearing God’s Word is essential to eternal life – you cannot pass from death into life unless you have heard the Word of God. (John 5:24, James 1:21, 1 Peter 1:23)
- Abiding – living in – God’s Word is evidence of true discipleship. (John 8:31)
- God’s Word is the means to sanctification. (John 17:17)
- God can do dramatic works with the Holy Spirit as His Word is being preached. (Acts 10:44)
- Hearing God’s Word builds faith in us. (Romans 10:17)
- Holding fast to the Word of God can give us present assurance of salvation. (1 Corinthians 15:2)
- The faithful handling of the Word of God gives the ministers of the Word a clear conscience – they know that they have done all they can before God. (2 Corinthians 4:2, Philippians 2:16)
- The Word of God is our sword of the Spirit – it is our equipment for spiritual battle, especially in the idea of an offensive weapon. (Ephesians 6:17)
- The Word of God comes with the power of the Holy Spirit – with “much assurance” – and critical aspect of the ministry of the Word. (1 Thessalonians 1:5)
- The Word of God works effectively in those who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13)
- The word of God sanctifies the very food we eat! (1 Timothy 4:5)
- The word of God is not dead; it is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword. The word of God can probe us like a surgeon’s expert scalpel, cutting away what needs to be cut and keeping what needs to be kept. (Hebrews 4:12)
- The word of God is our source of growth. (1 Peter 2:2, 1 Corinthians 2:1-5)
Source of the 25 listed: https://www.blueletterbible.org/Comm/guzik_david/StudyGuide_Hbr/Hbr_4.cfm