Into Thy Word -
The Word of God is essential to our function as a Christian. It is essential to our understanding of not only God, but ourselves as well. Without Gods Word we will be purposeless and disrupted from our call and the purpose for our salvation. When we base our lives on the Word of God, then Christ can create His work in us by the power of the Spirit!
Ø Because the Bible is a SWORD ( Heb 4:12)
The Bible is living and powerful. Thus Jesus is living, Jesus is sharp and will cut and penetrate our hearts. It will open us up from the inside out to reveal our nakedness and impurity!
Ø Since the Bible is a sword, it is a weapon that can and will defeat the dark forces against us, so we must know it to be able to use it! (Eph 6:17)
Ø Because the Bible is a TACTICAL WEAPON (Isaiah 55:11)
You can aim the Bible for specific purposes.
Ø Because the Bible is a SEED (Mark 4:1-9)
A small but powerful word can make a big miracle in the heart and actions of the Bible student. And will only grow under the right soil conditions of His Spirit not in our will!
Ø Because the Bible is a MIRROR (James 1:21-25)
The Bible will reflect what is in our hearts and minds! It will show you the truth. Will you accept it?
Ø Because the Bible is a ROCK (Matt 7:24-27)
The Bible is the foundation for our life and work. Without it, we are building on sand that will wash us away! Without it we will be unable to withstand the pressures of life and the call Christ gives us! It is essential in building anything relevant and purposeful.
Ø Because the Bible is LIVING WATER (John 4:9-14)
The Bible is the fountain we are to drink from!
Ø Because the Bible is our BREAD (I Pet 2:1-3)
The Bible is our spiritual food, and we are what we eat!
Ø Because the Bible is the record of God speaking!
· We cannot believe and trust in Christ without the knowledge from the Bible, because it is our primary source material.
· If the Bible is in doubt, then all of our faith rests in mud and has no foundation to stand on, that is why a high view of scripture is essential to the growing believer!!
As you can see the Word of God is essential to our function as a Christian.