The Word Of God
Home Page
Bible Study Index
THE WORD OF GOD

THE WORD OF GOD

 

1. The Bible was written by divine inspiration:

                2Tim.3:16               All Scripture is given by inspiration of God

                1Thes.2:13             Ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God

                Heb.1:1   God...spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets

                2Pet.1:21                Men of God spake as they were moved by Holy Ghost

 

2. God's Word is eternally true & never fails:

                1Ki.8:56  There hath not failed one word of all His good promise

                Psa.119:89              Forever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in Heaven

                Psa.119:160            Every one of Thy judgements endureth forever

                Isa.40:8   The Word of God shall stand forever

                Isa.55:10,11            So shall My Word be...it shall accomplish...& prosper

                Mat.24:35               Heaven & earth shall pass away, but My Words [never]

                Jn.10:35b                The Scripture cannot be broken (cancelled, annulled)

                1Pet.1:25                The Word of the Lord endureth forever

 

3. The Importance of God's Word:

                Deut.32:46,47        Set your heart unto all the Words...for it is not a vain thing for you; it is your life

                Psa.138:2b             Thou (God) hast magnified Thy Word above all Thy name

A. Jesus is the "Word made flesh":

                Jn.1:1      In the beginning was the Word...& the Word was God

                Jn.1:14    The Word (Jesus) was made flesh & dwelt among us

                Rev.19:11-13          His (Jesus') name is called the Word of God (See also 1Jn.1:1)

B. The power of the Word:

                Jn.6:63    The Words that I speak, they are spirit & they are life

                Psa.33:6,9               By the the Word of the Lord were the heavens made... He spake, & it was done

                Rom.1:16                Gospel of Christ...is the power of God unto salvation

                Heb.11:3 The worlds were framed by the Word of God

                2Pet.3:5-7               Earth...by the Word, kept in store, reserved unto fire

 

4. God's Word is our spiritual weapon:

                Eph.6:17 The sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God

                Jer.5:14   I will make My Words in thy mouth fire

                Jer.23:29 Is not My Word like as a fire? and like a hammer?

                Mat.4:4-11             Jesus said to (Satan), It is written. Then devil leaveth

                Heb.4:12 Word is quick, & powerful, & sharper than any...sword

                1Jn.2:14  The Word of God abideth in you, & ye have overcome the wicked one

 

5. The Bible was written for our benefit:

                Psa.102:18              This shall be written for the generation to come

                Jn.19:35  He (John) that saw it bare record...that ye might believe

                Jn.20:31  These are written that ye might believe

                Rom.15:4                Written for our learning, that we through...the Scriptures might have hope

                1Cor.10:11              And they are written for our admonition (See also 1Jn.5:13)

 

6. Keeping (obeying, heeding) the Word:

A. It's important to heed & keep the Word:

                Deut.11:1               Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, & keep His...statutes, & His judgments, & His commandents, alway

                Heb.2:1   We ought to give more earnest heed to the (Word)

                2Pet.1:19                Sure Word...ye do well that ye take heed

B. Obeying & keeping the Word proves we know & love Jesus:

                Psa.119:167            My soul kept Thy testimonies; I love them exceedingly

                Jn.8:31    If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed

                Jn.14:15  If ye love Me, keep My commandments

                Jn.14:21,23             If a man love Me, he will keep My Words

                Jam.1:22-24            Be ye doers of the Word, & not hearers only

                1Jn.2:3    Hereby we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments

                1Jn.5:3    This is the love of God...keep His commandments

                2Jn.6       This is love, that we walk after His commandments

                Rev.3:8   Thou...hast kept My Word, & hast not denied My name

C. The benefits of keeping the Word:

                Deut.7:9 The Lord...keepeth mercy with them that love Him & keep His commandments

                Psa.1:2,3 In His law doth he meditate. And he shall...bring forth fruit

                Psa.37:31                Law of God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide

                Lk.8:15    They, which...having heard the Word, keep it, bring forth fruit with patience

                Lk.11:28  Blessed are they that hear the Word of God & keep it

                Jn.15:7    If...My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, & it shall be done

                Jn.15:10  If ye keep My commandments, ye shall abide in My love

                1Jn.2:5    Whoso keepeth His Word, in him verily is the love of God perfected

                1Jn.3:24  He that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him, & He in him (See also 1Jn.2:24)

D. The Holy Spirit will guide you in the Word:

                Psa.25:5  [Pray:] Lead me in Thy truth, & teach me

                Jn.14:26  The Holy Ghost...shall teach you, & bring (Words) to your remembrance

                Jn.16:13  The Spirit...will guide you into all truth

                1Jn.2:27  The anointing teacheth you of all things (See also Psa.119:18; Ezk.36:27.)

E. Additional verses on the importance of keeping the Word:

                Psa.119:2,4,33,34,55,57,60,63,67, 88,100,115,129,134,145,146,167,168; Pro.3:1,21; 4:4,13,20-21; 6:20,22; 7:1-3; 19:16; 22:17-18; 28:4,7; 29:18; Eccl.8:5; 12:13.

 

7. What the Word does for us:

A. Saves us & gives us spiritual rebirth:

                Psa.19:7a                Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul

                Jam.1:18 Of His Own will begat He us with the Word of truth

                Jam.1:21b               The engrafted Word...is able to save your souls

                1Pet.1:23                Being born again...by the Word of God

                2Pet.1:4  Precious promises: by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature

B. The Word gives us faith, truth, wisdom & strength:

                Rom.10:17              Faith cometh by hearing...the Word of God

                Psa.19:7b               Testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple

                Psa.119:99,             I have more understanding than all my teachers: for

                100          Thy testimonies are my meditation

                Jn.15:7    If My Words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will

                Jn.17:17b                Thy Word is truth

                Acts 20:32             Word of His grace, which is able to build you up

                2Tim.3:15-17          Scriptures...are able to make thee wise

C. Meditating in the Word causes prosperity & success:

                Josh.1:8  Meditate therein day & night...then shalt thou make thy way prosperous &...have good success

                Psa.1:2,3 In His law doth he meditate...whatsoever he doeth shall prosper

                1Tim.4:15               Meditate upon these things...that thy profiting may appear to all

D. The Word guides us & is a light to our path:

                Psa.19:8  Commandment of Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes

                Psa.25:10                All the paths of the Lord are mercy & truth unto such as keep His...testimonies

                Psa.119:105            Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet & light unto my path

                Psa.119:130            The entrance of Thy Words giveth light

E. The Word cleanses us spiritually:

                Psa.119:9                Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed...to Thy Word

                Jn.15:3    Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken

                Eph.5:25b,26          That He might sanctify & cleanse (us) with the washing of water by the Word (See also Jn.17:17)

F. Other things the Word does for us:

                Psa.107:20              He sent His Word and healed them

                Psa.119:11              Word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin

                Psa.119:165            Great peace have they which love Thy law

                Jer.15:16b               Thy Word was...the joy & rejoicing of mine heart

                Jn.8:31,32               If ye continue in My Word...the truth shall make you free

                1Thes.2:13b           Word of God...effectually worketh in you that believe

                2Tim.3:16,17          All Scripture is...profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction

                Heb.4:12 Word is...discerner of thoughts & intents of heart

 

8. What we should do with the Word:

A. Feed on it, for it is our spiritual food:

                Psa.119:103            How sweet are Thy Words! Sweeter than honey

                Job 23:12                I have esteemed Words more than my necessary food

                Jer.15:16 Thy Words were found, & I did eat them

                Mat.4:4   Man shall not live by bread alone, but by...Word

                1Pet.2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of Word

B. Teach the Word to our children:

                Deut.6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children

                Deut.11:19             And ye shall teach (the Word unto) thy children

                Psa.78:1-8              They should make them known unto their children

                2Tim.3:15               From a child thou has known the holy Scriptures

C. Teach "milk" to babes, & "meat" to the mature:

                Heb.5:13 Every one that useth milk...is a babe

                Heb.5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are (mature)

                1Cor.3:1,2               I have fed you with milk, and not with meat

                Heb.6:1-3               Leaving the principles of the doctrine...let us go on

                2Tim.2:15               A workman...rightly dividing the Word of truth

                Jn.16:12  I have many things to say...ye cannot bear them now

D. Love the Word & let it dwell in our hearts:

                Deut.6:6,7              These Words...shall be in thine heart

                Deut.11:18             Lay up these My Words in your heart & in your soul

                Psa.40:8  I delight to do Thy will...Thy law is within my heart

                Psa.119:20              My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto Thy judgments (Word)

                Psa.119:40              Behold, I have longed after Thy precepts

                Psa.119:47,48         I will delight myself in Thy commandments, which I have loved (See also Psa.119:113,140,159,163)

                Psa.119:72              Law of Thy mouth better than thousands of gold

                Psa.119:97              O how I love Thy law! It is my meditation all the day

                Psa.119:127            I love Thy commandments above gold

                Psa.119:131            I panted...I longed for Thy commandments

                Psa.119:162            I rejoice at Thy Word, as one that findeth great spoil Col.3:16 Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly

                1Tim.4:15               Meditate upon these things, give thyself wholly (See also Isa.51:7)

E. Study the Word & "search the Scriptures":

                Jn.5:39    Search the Scriptures...they testify of Me

                Acts 17:11             Received the Word with all readiness of mind, & searched the Scriptures daily

                1Tim.4:16               Take heed...unto the doctrine; continue in them

                2Tim.2:15               Study to shew thyself approved unto God...rightly dividing the Word of truth

F. Answer questions & witness with the Word:

                Psa.119:42              So shall I have wherewith to answer him

                Pro.22:20,21           Answer Words of truth to them that send unto thee

                Phi.2:15,16             Shine as lights...holding forth the Word of life

                Tit.1:9     By sound doctrine to convince gainsayers

                1Pet.3:15                Be ready always to give an answer to every man

                1Pet.4:11                If any speak, let him speak as the oracles of God

G. Teach & preach the Word:

                Psa.68:11                Great was company of them that published it

                Jer.23:28 He that hath My Word, let him speak (it) faithfully

                Hab.2:2   Write the vision, & make it plain

                Mat.28:20               Teaching them to observe all things...I have commanded

                Acts 8:25               They testified & preached the Word of the Lord

                Acts 18:11             Continued...teaching the Word of God among them

                1Cor.2:4,13             Not with enticing words of man's wisdom

                2Tim.4:2 Preach the Word...reprove, rebuke exhort (See also Jn.12:49; 14:10,24; 17:8.)

 

9. What you should not do with the Word:

A. Don't read it sceptically or doubtfully:

                Heb.4:2   Word did not profit...not mixed with faith in them that heard

B. Don't err by being ignorant of the Word:

                Mat.22:29               Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures (See also Mat.12:3; 19:4; 21:42; Jn.20:9; Acts 13:27.)

C. Don't "wrest" and twist the Scriptures:

                2Cor.2:17                Not as many which corrupt the Word of God

                2Cor.4:2  Not...handling the Word of God deceitfully

                2Pet.3:14-17           They that are unlearned & unstable wrest...Scriptures

D. Don't argue over minor, controversial doctrines:

                Rom.14:1                Him that is weak in the faith, receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations

                2Tim.2:14-16          Strive not about words to no profit

                Tit.3:9     Avoid foolish questions & strivings about the law

E. Don't harden your heart & despise the Word:

                2Chr.36:16              But they mocked the messengers of God & despised His Words

                Pro.13:13                Whoso despiseth the Word shall be destroyed

                Isa.5:24   They cast away the law...& despised the Word

                Zech.7:12,13          They made their hearts as stone, lest they should hear the Words the Lord sent

F. The fate of those who doubt & despise the Word:

                2Chr.36:16              They...despised His Words...until the wrath of the Lord arose

                Psa.50:17,21           Thou castest My Words behind thee...I will reprove thee

                Isa.5:24   Their root shall be as rottenness...because they despised the Word

                Hos.4:6   My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will reject thee

                Zech.7:11,12          They refused to hearken...therefore came a great wrath

                Jn.12:48  He that receiveth not My Words...the Word...shall judge him in the last day

                Lk.16:31  If they hear not [the Word], they will not be persuaded, though one rose from the dead

                (See Amos 2:4; Zech.7:12; 2Pet.2:21; Jer.36:all.)

 

10. Beware of those who don't teach the Word:

                Isa.8:20   If they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them

                Rom.16:17              Mark them which cause divisions...contrary to doctrine

                Gal.1:8,9 If any preach any other gospel...let him be accursed

                1Tim.4:1,2              Some shall depart from the faith...speaking lies

                1Tim.6:3-5              If any man teach otherwise, & consent not to wholesome words...he is proud, knowing nothing

                Tit.1:10,11              Unruly & vain talkers...teaching things which they ought not...whose mouths must be stopped

                Heb.13:9 Be not carried about with diverse & strange doctrines

                2Pet.2:1,2               False teachers...shall bring in damnable heresies

                (See also 2Tim.4:3,4; Acts 20:29,30.)

 

11. The devil blinds men's eyes to God's Word:

                2Cor.4:4  The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them

                Lk.8:12    They hear, then cometh devil & taketh away the Word (See also Jn.8:43,47; 1Jn.2:11.)

 

12. Stories relating to the Word:

                Mat.4:3-11             [Jesus tempted by the devil, quotes the Word]

                Mat.7:21-27           [The parable of the house on the rock & on the sand]

                Mat.13:1-23           Parable of the sower (the seed is the Word) (See also Mk.4:1-20 ; Lk.8:4-15.)

 

Special chapter:

                Psa.119   King David's beautiful tribute to the Word