Core Value 2:God’s Word is consistently and relevantly taught in corporate worship, small groups, classes, personal discipleship, and through creative activities.
Today, let God speak to you about the importance of His Word—through His Word. Pray that as you read, the Holy Spirit will renew your love for scripture and your desire to hear from God through the Bible.
For the word of God is living 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. (Hebrews 4:12, NIV)
Jesus answered, “It is written: `Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” (Matthew 4:4, NIV)
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.(Psalm 119:11,103,105, NIV)
“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Matthew 7:24-27, NIV)
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law, he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. (Psalm 1:1-3, NIV)\
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.(2 Timothy 2:15, NIV)
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope.(Romans 15:4, NIV)
The grass withers, and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.(Isaiah 40:8,NIV)
Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. (Psalm 119:89, NIV)
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NIV)
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 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.(Isaiah 55:10-11, NIV)
May God bless the reading of His Word today in your life. May His Word accomplish what He desires in your heart and actions as you listen to Him.