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The Importance of Gods Word

Discussion in 'Deeper Fellowship' started by GraftMeIn, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    The Importance of Gods Word.

    Why is Gods Word (The Holy Bible) important to us? And why is it important to read, and study Gods Word? How does it improve our walk with God when we do? How should we handle Gods Word when bringing it before others?

    The answers to all these questions, and more, are written throughout our entire Bible.

    Let's discover the answers to these questions together, by posting scriptures that pertain to Gods Word. And looking at what they have to tell us.

    I'll get us started with this one...

    Genesis 15:1
    After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.

    The word of the Lord, is the Word of God. It is a shield to us, and an exceeding great reward. We must read and study Gods Word in order to obtain the shield that is needed.

    That shield must then be used correctly if we are ever going to be able to gain the great reward. I'm sure we will better understand this part, as more scriptures are posted.

    What are some scriptures that you can think of that have to do with Gods Word, and what do they have to tell us? Please feel free to post more scriptures about Gods Word. So we can learn more about the importance of it together.

     
     
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  2. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    Jesus answered, "Scripture says, 'A person cannot live on bread alone but he must also feast on every word that is breathed by God.'"
    Matthew 4:4
     
  3. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    Good one Lambslove! Thanks for adding it. Another reason it's important to read, and study Gods Word. We cannot live by what we haven't taken the time to read and and study.

    Matthew 4:4
    But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

    I hope you don't mind me posting the same scripture from another Bible version, I enjoy seeing how they read together. I run five different versions on my computer now, so I can read them side by side, and am slowly adding more.
     
  4. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    Yep. I do that too. Great way to study, isn't it?
     
  5. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    Sure is :)
     
  6. waterwizard

    waterwizard Senior Veteran

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    John 1

    1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2  He was in the beginning with God.  3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.  NKJV

    Notice "Word" has been capitalized here, meaning God's Word has been personified in Jesus.  Jesus was with God, Jesus WAS God.

    We accept Jesus, we accept God's Word.

    Verse 5 -- If we read God's word in "darkness", without His guidance, we will not understand what we read. 

    Would anyone care to elaborate a bit more on this?
     
  7. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    You spelled that out very nicely WW! I will only add that this just goes to show us how we can seek God through His Word.
     
  8. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    Luke 10:38-42
    Now as they went on their way, he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at the Lord's feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving; and she came up to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister did leave me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. But the Lord answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and troubled about many things: but one thing is needful: for Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

    Here we have the story of Mary and Martha. Martha was anxious and troubled about serving Jesus. Mary was simply sitting at Jesus feet while she heard His Word. Jesus was quick to point out that Mary had chosen what was most important.

    So why was Martha so anxious and troubled about serving Jesus? Could it be she accepted Him in, and didn't take the time needed to hear His Word before trying to serve Him.

    We need to be more like Mary. We need to sit at the feet of Jesus while we read and study Gods Word. For it is through Jesus that we receive the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will bring us the understanding we need to study and hear what His Word has to say.

    We wont understand how to serve the Lord properly, and will most likely be anxious and troubled ourselves about how we should serve Him. If we don't take the time needed to study and hear His Word with proper guidance first.

     
     
  9. ZiSunka

    ZiSunka It means 'yellow dog'

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    Back to the Word thing.

    Why is Jesus called The Word?
     
  10. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    The Our Daily Bread  thread explains how Jesus was the Word of God come to us in the flesh.

    Here's one of the scriptures used in it.

    John 1:14
    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
     
  11. sbbqb7n16

    sbbqb7n16 Veteran - Blue Bible Dude

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't scripture (according to the Bible) only the Old Testament?

    When the New Testament people encouraged the others to read scripture, they referred to the "Law and the prophets" ie our Old Testament. "All scripture is God-breathed..." was talking about OT because that's what the author meant, right?

     

    Don't get me wrong and say that I said "We shouldn't read the NT" I just asked a question about what "scripture" according to the Bible is... I find many blessing in reading the NT
     
  12. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    :sigh:
     
  13. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    /me consults her Webster Dictionary

    Scripture A sacred writing or book. A passage from such a writing or book. often scriptures. The Bible.

    hmmm :scratch: doesn't seem to mention any difference beetween the old or new testament at all.
     
  14. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    Isaiah 40:8
    The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
     
  15. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    John 8:31-32
    Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    This one tells us we should continue in His Word. This means we must read, and study it continually, not just for a couple months, or so, then drop what we're doing. The more we study Gods Word the more He reveals the truth to us. This serves to set us free form any false teachings we may have picked up along the way.
     
  16. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    Amen GMI! Being grounded is protection to us.

    Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
     
  17. sbbqb7n16

    sbbqb7n16 Veteran - Blue Bible Dude

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    Gerry and GMI or any other reader of this post,

    I am sorry about the things I posted above in post #11... Unfortunately for me, I have grown accustomed to posting debate articles, and I brought that into this forum. I apologize to you all... especially Gerry. I know you have been dealing with handling the content of people's posts and I'm sorry I added to that.

    Not only that... but I didn't care to look up the meaning for "scripture"... making my question a dumb one in the first place.

    If my question upset, offended, or made anyone mad, I ask your forgiveness, and will keep debatable questions to their appropriate forums from now on. Very sorry

    Sincerely,
    John Paul
     
  18. Gerry

    Gerry Jesus Paid It All

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    You certainly did not anger anyone here. I cannot imagine anyone being angered over what you posted. I replied with a sigh because it is an old old old old "discussion" that has been around for so long and it is of the dogmatist vein as the KJV ONLY "argument".

    And thos arguments or discussion do have their place I think, but I do not see it as edifying as no one is going to change their mind after a century or two of debate.

    And your question was not a dumb one. No question is dumb unless it is one for the sake of gendering strife, which yours clearly was not.
     
  19. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    Not to worry John Paul! No anger here about the question. I agree with what Gerry posted. There's never anything wrong with an honest question. It's only when a question is posted with the intention to stir up strife that it becomes a problem. You're response clearly shows that it was not your intention to stir up any strife :)
     
  20. GraftMeIn

    GraftMeIn The Masters Gardener

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    Psalms 18:30
    As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
     
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