Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Importance Of God's Word

There are many things that are considered valuable. The value of something is normally determined by its importance or relevance to someone or some situation. Some people place more value on some things than other people would. Sometimes people do not see the value in something because they do not know its benefits or they do not realize what that thing is really worth.

While most Christians would agree that the Bible is very important many of those same people do not really know very much about what is actually in the Bible and they do not understand the relevance of the Bible for their lives. If we don't know about something or understand it then we really won't appreciate its significance and worth. As Christians we should be getting to know and understand God's Word better and we should put it into practice in our lives.

So, why is God's Word so valuable and what can it do for us? Here are a few things I found using my New King James Version of the Bible. God's Word is pure (Psalm 119:140, Proverbs 30:5), proven (Psalm 18:30), forever settled (Psalm 119:89), and profitable for many things (2 Timothy 3:16). 1 Peter 1:23 tells us that we are born again through God's Word and in 1 Peter 2:2 we are told that God's Word will help us to grow spiritually. God's Word is valuable to us because we can change our lives by renewing our mind with the Word of God (Romans 12:2). We are also told that faith comes by hearing God's Word (Romans 10:17), that we should live by the Words that come from God (Deuteronomy 8:3, Matthew 4:4), and that we need to do what God's Word says and not just hear it (James 1:23). God's Word can guide us (Psalm 119:105, 133), counsel us (Psalm 119:24), strengthen us (Psalm 119:28), and give us life (Psalm 119:50). The Word of God is very important and very valuable. Spend some time reading and studying God's Word today and let it make a difference in your life!