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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Descriptions of the Word of God!

The Word – Descriptions of the Word of God in the Bible
Recently I was thinking about how amazing the Word of God is described in the Bible. Then I remembered I had saved some of the wonderful descriptions of the Bible and how we are to apply "it" to our daily lives. I thought I would share it with you and that it will bless you and grow your understanding of the amazing uniqueness and tranquility of the descriptions of the Holy Scriptures authority!

I. Mirror. (Jas. 1:23-25)
“It is called a mirror because it reflects the mind of God and the true condition of man.”

II. Seed. (1 Pet. 1:23), (Jas. 1:18), (Mt. 13:18-23)
“It is called a seed because, once properly planted, it brings forth life, growth, and fruit.”

III. Water. (Eph. 5:25-27)
“It is called water because of its cleansing, quenching, and refreshing qualities.” (See Ps. 42:1; 119:9; Prov. 25:25; Isa. 55:10; Heb. 10:22; Rev. 22:17.)

IV. Lamp. (Ps. 119:105), (Prov. 6:23), (2 Pet. 1:19)
“It is called a lamp because it shows us where we are now, it guides us in the next step, and it keeps us from falling.”

V. Sword. (Heb. 4:12), (Eph. 6:17)
“It is called a sword because of its piercing ability, operating with equal; effectiveness upon sinners, saints, and Satan.”

Listed below are the various functions of the Bible:
It upholds (Ps. 119:116)
It orders steps (Ps. 119:133)
It produces joy (Ps. 119:162)
It strengthens (Ps. 119:28; 1 Jn. 2:14)
It gives hope (Ps. 119:74, 81)
It gives light (Ps. 119:105, 130)
It gives understanding (Ps. 119:169)
It shows God’s will (Isa. 55:11)
It builds up (Acts 20:32)
It produces fruit (Jn. 15:7)
It convicts of sin (Heb. 4:12)
It converts the soul (Jas. 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:23)
It cleanses the conscience (Jn. 15:3)
It consecrates life (Jn. 17:17)
It corrects the wrong (2 Tim. 3:16)
It confirms the right (Jn. 8:31)
It comforts the heart (Ps. 119:50, 54)

Because of this, Christians are to respond to the Bible in these ways:
1. Read it (Deut. 31:11; Isa. 34:16; Lk. 4:16; Eph. 3:4; Col. 3:16; 4:1; 1 Thess. 5:27; 2 Tim. 4:13; Rev. 1:3)

2. Heed it (Ps. 119:9; 1 Tim. 4:16)

3. Seed it (Mt. 28:19, 20)

4. Desire it (1 Pet. 2:2)

5. Preach it (2 Tim. 4:2)

6. Rightly divide it (2 Tim. 2:15)

7. Live by it (Mt. 4:4)

8. Use it (Eph. 6:17)

9. Suffer for it (Phil. 3:10, Rev. 1:9)

10. Die for it [if need be] (Rev. 6:9; 20:4)

The child of God is to know it in his head, stow it in his heart, show it in his life, and sow it in the world.

1 comment:

Sweet Melissa said...

Wow, thats awesome!! I'm gonna use that for counseling today!!

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