Word 4U Today

DEPENDABLE: GOD’S WORD IS (1)

When your ‘back is against the wall’, where can you turn to find strength?

When confused with the moral and ethical questions present in decision-making, where can you go to find a reliable compass?

One author says:

There can be no more reliable authority than God’s Word. This timeless, trustworthy source holds the key that unlocks life’s mysteries. It alone provides us with the shelter we need in times of storm.’

Why does [it] qualify as our final authority?

1) God’s Word is the Truth. Jesus said as He prayed to the Father, “Your word is truth.” Real truth you can rely on…that will never shrivel up…turn sour…backfire…or mislead…That’s what the Bible is about…[it] provides us with constant and needed support.

2) God’s Book is God’s voice. Paul writes, “…You received the Word of God…not as the word of men, but as…the Word of God, which…effectively works in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV). Think of it this way: If the Lord were to return to earth and speak, His message would tie in exactly with what you see in Scripture—His opinions, counsels, commands, desires, and warnings.

When you rely on God’s voice, you have a sure foundation; truth that can be trusted, power that imparts new life, and grace by which you can grow in faith and commitment.

3) God’s Word endures. There are only two eternal things on earth today: people and God’s Word. Everything else will ultimately be burned up such as stuff we place on the shelf, things we put frames around, trophies we just love to show off. (2 Peter 3:7, 10-12). God’s Book alone “stands forever” (1Peter 1:25 NIV).’

Verse of the day:

‘…Your word is truth.’ John 17:17 NIV

Joy Ferdiz

January 8th, 2014

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