What is the Word of God?
The grass withers, the flowers fade,
but the word of our God remains forever. Isaiah 40:8
All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The instruction of the LORD is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the LORD is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
making the heart glad;
the command of the LORD is radiant,
making the eyes light up.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
the ordinances of the LORD are reliable
and altogether righteous. Psalm 19:7-9
Teach me, LORD, the meaning of your statutes,
and I will always keep them.
Help me understand your instruction,
and I will obey it
and follow it with all my heart.
Help me stay on the path of your commands,
for I take pleasure in it. Psalm 119:33-35
The Word of God is the Bible. God inspired people to write the books of the Old and New Testaments. The Bible is the trustworthy and authoritative rule for what we believe and do.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know the deep secrets of the universe; to know what it’s all about and why we’re here; to know God; to know ourselves? That is exactly what the Bible promises to teach us: that we will not only come to know God and the purpose of the universe but also that we will come to know ourselves.
But is the Bible trustworthy? Wasn’t it written a long time ago, by many people, in many places, and across a long span of time? What could they possibly know about the world; about us? Haven’t we moved on? Haven’t we advanced? Aren’t we smarter now?
No matter how many sneers and smears have been directed at the Bible, it has stood the test of time. The Bible has been saving, restoring, guiding, and enlightening the lives of billions of people across the entire world for thousands of years. And it can do the same for you and for your world.
What’s the Bible about?
At its core, it’s all about Jesus. God the Father inspired the Bible by the Holy Spirit in order to teach us about his Son, Jesus.
Pray that God would open up his Word to you today.