What is the Word of God?
The word of God is the Bible. There are many different types of bible. The right bible you should read is the protestant bible. There are many different versions of protestant bibles including King James Version, New International Version, American Standard Version and etc. The Catholic Bible is the wrong bible because it contains additional books. In Proverbs 30:6, God will rebuke those who add to his words and prove you a liar. God commanded his people not to add or subtract any command from his commandments (Deuteronomy 4:2; Deuteronomy 12:32; Revelation 22:18).
Why You Must Read the Word of God?
Many Christians claim that there is no need to read the Bible or go to the church. They believe that they will go to heaven if they just believe in Jesus Christ. Reading the word of God in the bible is important. The Bible contains everything God wants to tell you. Sometimes, God can speak to you through the Bible. At other times, he will use other ways to speak to you such as your circumstance, the people around you, dreams, visions, and etc (Joel 2:28).
If you don’t read the bible, you will not know how to walk in God’s commandments. You will be easily deceived by false preachers. When you know God’s words, you will know how to differentiate between right and wrong preaching. As you read God’s words and do them, you will grow into spiritual maturity. Once you know God’s words, you will no longer be infants, or waves which is constantly being blown by every wind of the teaching and be deceived by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming (Ephesians 4:14). The Bible says that we must test everything and hold on to the good and avoid every kind of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22).
The Bible contains many God’s promises. Whenever you face a difficult circumstance, you can hold on to God’s promises in the bible. It is important that you believe in God’s promise and trust that he will accomplish it. God always keep his promise (Numbers 23:19). It can take a long time to fulfill God’s promise but God always keep his word and make his promise come true. In 2 Timothy 2:13, if we are faithless, God will remain faithful for he cannot disown himself.
The most important commandment in the bible is to love God with all your heart and mind (Matthew 22:36-37). It is not enough to just love God with all your heart. You must also love God with all your mind. You must know God’s commandments before you can obey him and walk on the path of righteousness. To know God’s commandments, you must read the bible. You should set apart time to read the bible regularly.
God’s Words is Powerful
God created the earth with his words in the beginning (Genesis 1). In Hebrews 4:12, God’s words is quick, powerful and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing to the asunder of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. In Revelation 19:21, Jesus will fight his enemies with the sword that proceed from his mouth.
God’s Words Stands Firm Forever
In Mark 13:31, heaven and earth shall pass away but God’s words shall never pass away. In Isaiah 40:8, the grass withers and flowers fall, but God’s words will stand forever. In Isaiah 55:11, God’s words will not return to him empty but it will accomplish what he desire and achieve the purpose for which he sent it. In Psalm 33:11, the counsel of God stand firm forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. In Isaiah 46:10, God makes known the end from the beginning and what is to come. God’s purpose stand and he will do all that he please. In Psalm 119:89, God’s word is eternal. It is settled in the heavens.
The Word of God Guides Us
In Psalm 37:23-24, if God delights in a man’s way, he will makes his steps firm. If he stumbles, God will uphold him with his hand. In Psalm 119:105, God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. In Psalm 73:23-24, God is always with his faithful followers. He will hold them by their right hands. He will guide them with their counsel and take into glory. In Proverbs 3:5-6, you must trust in God with all your heart and not depend on your own understanding. In all our ways, you must submit to God and he will make your path straight. If you abide in God, he will always guide you in times of afflictions (Isaiah 30:20-21). In 2 Timothy 3:16, all scripture is God breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. The word of God is used for equipping us for every good work. In Romans 15:4, everything written in the past is to teach us so that we can have hope through endurance and encouragement of the scriptures.
The Word of God Gives Us Strength
In Psalm 18:30, God’s way is perfect. His word is flawless. He shields all who take refuge in him. In Isaiah 40:29-31, God gives power to the faith. He increases the strength of those who have no might. They that wait upon God shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint. In Acts 20:32, God’s words gives us grace and can build us up and can give you an inheritance in heaven. In Ephesians 2:13-14, God’s word is the truth, the gospel of your salvation, in which you believe and sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.