Because Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, I have a complete manual for living in God’s Word. God’s Word has stood firm and resolute since the beginning of time. His Word, Jesus, came in human form bringing salvation to all who believe. His Words in the Bible bring life, depth, understanding and guidance to us so that we can live the lives that God intends by following His ways and bringing Him glory. Here are a few verses affirming the guidance and hope we receive in God’s Word:
Psalm 119:9 “How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.” Obedience to God’s Word leads one towards purity in all areas of life.
Psalm 119:11 “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” God’s Word internalized helps us not to sin.
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” God’s Word provides guidance to my life.
Matthew 4:4 “But Jesus told him (Satan), “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” God’s Word rebukes Satan and gives spiritual sustenance for living.
Luke 11:28 “Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” Applying God’s Word to our lives brings blessing.
John 6:63 and 68 “The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” and “Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life.” God’s Words are words of life and spirit and they lead to eternal life in Him.
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” God’s Word is alive and works on our hearts, minds, souls and desires to align them with His ways.
Jesus plainly said that His Words lead to life. Thank you Jesus.
Suggestion: Open His Word today and reread some of the above passages. Let Him speak to you from His Word and be blessed.