Why I Love God’s Word

I once heard someone on TV ask; if your house were on fire, what would be the one
thing that you would be certain to grab first?  I thought then, and I honestly think now,
that I would have to say my Bible.  For years, my most treasured possession has been
my Bible.
You see, over the years I have experienced lots of really difficult challenges.  Some of
these challenges were almost unbearable, but spending time just soaking up God’s
word each day has been my saving grace. 
With God’s help, I have been able to muster up the strength and courage to keep
moving forward.  No matter what I am going through, or how difficult it is, I can pick
up my Bible, spend a few minutes reading it, and leave encouraged and comforted.  My
circumstances will not have changed during those moments, but something in God’s
word would have reminded me that He has me no matter what.  Reading the Bible
offers me peace that words cannot adequately describe. 
Something that is such a mystery to me, and the thing that I really love most about
God’s word, is no matter how many times that I have read it, it is fresh and new to me
each time.  The words may be familiar, but God reveals a new message through the
same scripture, depending on what is going on in my life.   That is amazing to me!  His
word is truly alive and powerful as mentioned in Hebrews 4:12.
When I read God’s word;  I am directed, I am reminded, I am comforted, I am
encouraged, I am convicted, I am enlightened, I am taught, I am blessed and most of all
I am transformed!
I enjoy starting my day with God’s word and ending it by reading a few scriptures right
before bed.  It helps me to release the cares of my day, and to have a sweet sleep, free of
worry.   I do not know what your current routine is for starting and ending your
day, but may I highly recommend that you start with God and end with God.  Trust me,
you will be so blessed by doing so, and when you are, please don’t keep it to yourself. 
Share your God story with
someone else, so that they too can experience the great blessing from this wonderful
treasure called the Bible.  If you do not quite see it as a treasure yet, just keep reading
and before you know it, you will not want to live without it, and at that point, you will
know that it has become your treasure also.

A Few Things About God’s Word

John 17:17
17  Sanctify them by [a]  the truth; your word is truth.
Romans 12:1-2
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your
bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper
worship.  2  Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the
renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will
is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
John 15:7
7  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be
done for you.
Matthew 4:4
4  Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word
that comes from the mouth of God.’ [a] ”
Matthew 24:35
35  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
Psalms 119:11
11  I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
Jeremiah 23:29
29  “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in
Joshua 1:8-9
8  Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that
you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and
successful.  9  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be
afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
2nd Timothy 3:16
16  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and
training in righteousness,
1st Peter 2:23
23  When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made
no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
Isaiah 55:11
11.so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
John 6:63
63  The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to
you—they are full of the Spirit [a]  and life.
Hebrews 4:12
12  For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it
penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the heart.
Psalms 1:2-3
but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and
night. 3  That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in
season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.


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