The word of God

David wrote “Your word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Ps 119:105). David also wrote that  “Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You” (Ps  119:11). The word of God is known to be “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.” (Heb 4:12). The word of God is important, and relevant today. Look at three examples of the things Gods word can do for us even today.

God’s word teaches us the commandments of God:
It seems like a simple concept, but the reality is, it is not. God does not act on us through osmosis or direct dialogue. As David said “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You”  David was fully aware of the need to study the written commandments of God in order to be pleasing in His sight.

God’s word teaches us how to direct our path and establish our foundation:
The Hebrew writer is clear that “every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.” (Hebrews 3:4). God is well aware of the foundations we have used to build our lives  upon, Jesus made it clear that many will build their lives on the sand, but God commands and expects we will build on the solid rock of God and His word (Matt 7:24-28)

God’s word builds our faith:
“Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb 11:6). Faith in our lives is an absolute must, God expects that our faith will be strong. Paul reminds us that our faith is only developed in the study of the word of God (Rom. 10:17). We cannot be pleasing to God without studying His word.