BIBLE/SCRIPTURE/WORD

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Key Verse

  • All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMP

GOD needs to open our mind to understand Scripture

  • Then He [thoroughly] opened up their minds to understand the Scriptures Luke 24:45 AMPC
  • The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life]. John 6:63 AMP
  • But the natural [unbelieving] man does not accept the things [the teachings and revelations] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness [absurd and illogical] to him; and he is incapable of understanding them, because they are spiritually discerned and appreciated, [and he is unqualified to judge spiritual matters]. 1 Corinthians 2:14 AMP

Importance GOD gives to the Word

  • I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. Psalm 138:2 NKJV
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  • I bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your loving devotion and Your faithfulness; You have exalted Your name and Your word above all elsePsalm 138:2 BSB

Permanency of GOD's Word

  • For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was proclaimed to you. 1 Peter 1:23-23 BSB
  • Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35 BSB

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  • Heaven and earth [as now known] will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Matthew 24:35 AMP

Benefits

1. Avoid Error

  • Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God. Matthew 22:29 ESV
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  • Jesus answered them, “You are deceived, because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God. Matthew 22:29 HCSB
  • Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God. Matthew 22:29 NKJV

2. Cleanses

3. Enlightenment

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4. Sustenance & Growth

  • Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:4 BSB
  • He humbled you and allowed you to be hungry and fed you with manna, [a substance] which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, so that He might make you understand [by personal experience] that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:3 AMP
  • like newborn babies [you should] long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may be nurtured and grow in respect to salvation [its ultimate fulfillment] 1 Peter 2:2 AMP

5. Life & Health

  • My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22 NKJV

6. Peace

  • Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble. Psalm 119:165 NKJV
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  • Those who love Your Law have great peace, And nothing causes them to stumble. Psalm 119:165 NASB

7. Prosperity & Success

  • This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good successJoshua 1:8 NKJV

8. Reverence for GOD

  • Establish Your word and confirm Your promise to Your servant, As that which produces [awe-inspired] reverence for You. Psalm 119:38 AMP
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  • Establish Your word to Your servant, to produce reverence for You. Psalm 119:38 BSB

9. Revives

  • The law of the Lord is perfect (flawless), restoring and refreshing the soul; The statutes of the Lord are reliable and trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:7-8 AMP
  • revive me with Your word. Psalm 119:37 BSB
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  • The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:7-8 AMPC

10. Salvation

  • receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21 NKJV
  • having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever 1 Peter 1:23 NKJV
  • He gave us birth [as sons] by [His] Word of Truth, so that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures [a sample of what He created to be consecrated to Himself]. James 1:18 AMP

11. Understanding & Insight

  • I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word], For Your testimonies are my meditation. Psalm 119:99 AMP

12. Weapon

  • And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of GodEphesians 6:17 NASB
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  • The devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” But Jesus answered, It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’” Then the devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. “I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For it has been relinquished to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish. So if You worship me, it will all be Yours.” But Jesus answered, It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’” Luke 4:3-8 BSB

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  • Jesus replied to him, It is written and forever remains written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone.’” … Jesus replied to him, It is written and forever remains written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve only Him.’” … Jesus replied to him, It is said [in Scripture], you shall not tempt the Lord your God [to prove Himself to you].’” Luke 4:1-13 AMP

 

13. Brings about Miracles

  • we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net. Luke 5:5 NKJV
  • When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. Luke 5:6 NIV

14. GOD reveals Himself

  • And the Lord continued to appear in Shiloh, for the Lord revealed Himself to Samuel in Shiloh through the word2 of the Lord. 1 Samuel 3:21 AMPC

Respect GOD's Word

  • “For all these things My hand has made, So all these things came into being [by and for Me],” declares the LORD. “But to this one I will look [graciously], To him who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who [reverently] trembles at My word and honors My commands. Isaiah 66:2 AMP

Word is alive

  • the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. Hebrews 4:12 AMP
  • the word of God is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its inherent, supernatural power in those of faith]. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 AMP
  • The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life]. John 6:63 AMP
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  • It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. John 6:63 NKJV

The Word can be alive in you

  • I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:14 NIV

Meditate on Word

  • But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates3 day and night. Psalm 1:2 NKJV 
  • This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate4 in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 NKJV

Memorise the Word

  • Thy word have I laid up in my heart, That I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11 ASV
  • Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:16 NKJV

What we can aspire to do

  • Ezra: For Ezra had firmly resolved to study the Law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra 7:10 NASB
  • Apostles: we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:4 NASB
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  • we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:4 NKJV

Power of GOD’s spoken word

  • GOD Almighty: He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. Psalms 33:9 NKJV
  • Centurion: just say the word, and my servant will be healed. … And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go; it shall be done for you as you have believed.” And the servant was healed at that very moment. Matthew 8:8,13 NASB

Await & Treasure Word

  • I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected. Habakkuk 2:1 NKJV
  • I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food. Job 23:12 NKJV

Word Types

  • 3056 λόγος [LO/GOS] {lógos} \log’-os\
    from 3004; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ):–account, cause, communication, X concerning, doctrine, fame, X have to do, intent, matter, mouth, preaching, question, reason, + reckon, remove, say(-ing), shew, X speaker, speech, talk, thing, + none of these things move me, tidings, treatise, utterance, word, work. Eg. John 1:1
  • 4487 ῥῆμα [R(H=MA] {rhēma} \hray’-mah\
    from 4483; an utterance (individually, collectively or specially),; by implication, a matter or topic (especially of narration, command or dispute); with a negative naught whatever:–+ evil, + nothing, saying, word. Eg Matthew 4:4
  • 1697 דּבר [dâbâr] \daw-bawr’\
    From 1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) of thing; adverbially a cause: – {act} {advice} {affair} {answer} X any such ({thing}) + because {of} {book} {business} {care} {case} {cause} certain {rate} + {chronicles} {commandment} X commune ({-ication}) + concern {[-ing]} + {confer} {counsel} + {dearth} {decree} {deed} X {disease} {due} {duty} {effect} + {eloquent} {errand} [evil favoured-] {ness} + {glory} + {harm} {hurt} + {iniquity} + {judgment} {language} + {lying} {manner} {matter} {message} [no] {thing} {oracle} X {ought} X {parts} + {pertaining} + {please} {portion} + {power} {promise} {provision} {purpose} {question} {rate} {reason} {report} {request} X (as hast) {said} {sake} {saying} {sentence} + {sign} + {so} some {[uncleanness]} somewhat to {say} + {song} {speech} X {spoken} {talk} {task} + {that} X there {done} thing ({concerning}) {thought} + {thus} {tidings} what {[-soever]} + {wherewith} {which} {word} work. Eg Ezek 33:7

Songs

Footnotes

  1. the church i.e. believers
  2. 1697 דּבר [dâbâr] \daw-bawr'\ From 1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) of thing; adverbially a cause: - {act} {advice} {affair} {answer} X any such ({thing}) + because {of} {book} {business} {care} {case} {cause} certain {rate} + {chronicles} {commandment} X commune ({-ication}) + concern {[-ing]} + {confer} {counsel} + {dearth} {decree} {deed} X {disease} {due} {duty} {effect} + {eloquent} {errand} [evil favoured-] {ness} + {glory} + {harm} {hurt} + {iniquity} + {judgment} {language} + {lying} {manner} {matter} {message} [no] {thing} {oracle} X {ought} X {parts} + {pertaining} + {please} {portion} + {power} {promise} {provision} {purpose} {question} {rate} {reason} {report} {request} X (as hast) {said} {sake} {saying} {sentence} + {sign} + {so} some {[uncleanness]} somewhat to {say} + {song} {speech} X {spoken} {talk} {task} + {that} X there {done} thing ({concerning}) {thought} + {thus} {tidings} what {[-soever]} + {wherewith} {which} {word} work.
  3. ponders by talking to himself
  4. 1897  הגה [hâgâh] \haw-gaw'\ A primitive root (compare 1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication to ponder: - {imagine} {meditate} {mourn} {mutter} {roar} X {sore} {speak} {study} {talk} utter.