1 Corinthians 9:24 (ESV)
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
THE AUTHOR OF THE SCRIPTURES
2 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
THE SOURCE OF INSPIRATION BEHIND EVERY SCRIPTURES IS THE HOLY SPIRIT
2 PETER 1:20-21 (NKJV)
20 knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, 21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
THE WORD OF GOD IS RELIABLE
PSALMS 12:6 (NKJV)
The words of the Lord are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times
IT CANNOT BE BROKEN
JOHN 10:35 (NKJV)
If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken)
THE AUTHORITY OF THE WRITTEN WORD
Matthew 5:17-18 (NKJV)
17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.
THE AUTHORITY OF THE WRITTEN WORD
Matthew 22:31-32 (NKJV)
31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”
THE NATURE OF THE GOD’S WORD
Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)
12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE GOD’S WORD
I Thessalonians 2:13 (NKJV)
13 For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.
When you read your Bible take time from now and then and say
” I believe your Word and I receive it as your word, let it work in me in every thing you send it to do in every area of my being spirit , soul and body because I believe it.”
THE EFFECTS OF THE GOD’S WORD
IT PRODUCES FAITH
Romans 10:17 (NKJV)
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
IT PRODUCES NEW BIRTH
James 1:18 (NKJV)
Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruit of His creatures.
IT BRINGS NOURISHMENTS
Hebrews 5:12-14 (NKJV)
12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food. 13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.have come to need milk and not solid food.
IT PRODUCE MENTAL ILLUMINATION
PSALMS 119:130 (NKJV)
The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
IT PROVIDES PHYSICAL HEALING
PSALMS 107:17-20 (NKJV)
17 Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted. 18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they drew near to the gates of death. 19 Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses. 20 He sent His word and healed them,
PROVERBS 4:20-22 (NKJV)
20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
IT MAKES POSSIBLE VICTORY OVER SIN AND SATAN
PSALMS 119:9-11 (NKJV)
9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! 11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
IT PROVIDE CLEANSING AND HOLINESS
EPHESIANS 5:25-27 (NKJV)
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
IT’S A SPIRITUAL MIRROR
JAMES 1:23-25 (NKJV)
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.