Monday, July 12, 2010

John 17:17 "The Bible is the inerrant and infallible Word of God"

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. ~John 17:17

After Christ and His grace-filled sacrifice, the Word of God is the next greatest gift God has given to us. We can actually hold in our hands and study for ourselves the very words of the Almighty God of the universe, just as He had them written down by some particularly chosen men. The Word of God is literally “God-breathed” and made available to all mankind to read, meditate upon, and follow.

In the beginning God spoke directly to Adam and Eve. After the Fall, He spoke to the people through the prophets. Next, He sent His Son, Jesus, 100% God Himself, to walk among us. And finally, we are left with the Word of God along with His Holy Spirit to guide our lives. The power of the Word of the Almighty is within our very hands and heart. Moses tells us in Hebrews that the Word of God is “living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.” The Word holds all dominion over the enemy. Nothing can stop us when we grasp the truth and power of the Word of God.

Further Thoughts:

  1. How has the Word of God impacted your life?
  2. How would your life change if you did not have the Word?
  3. What difference does it make if the Word is inerrant and infallible or not?
  4. Is truth still truth even if no one believes it? Explain your answer.

Father, what a precious gift You have given us in Your Word. We are not only given the wisdom of the ages, but also power over the enemy. Thank You for this amazingly powerful life tool. Amen.

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