Peter wrote, “Because All flesh is as grass, And all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, And its flower falls away, But the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you” (1 Peter 1:24-25). Since the word abides forever, we need to be reminded of three important points concerning the word of God.
- First, the word is powerful. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” The word possesses power because of what it can do. It can change the sinner to a saint!
- Second, the word will judge. John 12:48 says, “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him — the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.” The word is not to be toyed with or disrespected, for it will determine our eternal destiny based on whether we obey it or not.
- Third, the word will save. Romans 1:16 says, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.” It will save because all of us sin and the Bible reveals how Christ died on the cross, redeeming us from the bondage of sin.
Seeing that the word of God possesses all three of these characteristics, we should hold it in the highest regard and follow it (Luke 11:28). If you wish to know more about God’s word, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a study.