What the Bible says of itself: 10 Items

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Have you ever heard what the Word of God says it is to us?

The first line from my current favorite introduction to the Bible by the Gideons, which you can read on my friend’s blog, says “The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers.”

Almost everyone agrees that the Bible, among all things worth studying, stands out. It has stood the test of time, it has survived opposition, and it has proven invaluable to believers worldwide.

Recently I visited a Bible school in Anaheim, California. There we were given 10 items of what the Word of God says of itself. Broad as the universe and focused on man, these items define us and God as much as we define the Bible. Enjoy!

1. Christ

“…and His name is called the Word of God.” -Rev. 19:13

2. Spirit

“…receive the sword of the Spirit, which Spirit is the word of God.” -Eph. 6:17

3. Life

“…the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” -John 6:63

4. Light

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” -Psa. 119:105

5. Food

“…man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.” -Matt. 4:4

6. The Seed

“Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God.” – 1 Pet. 1:23

…”Behold, the sower went out to sow.” -Matt 13:3

7. Rain

“For just as the rain comes down And the snow from heaven, And does not return there, Until it waters the earth And makes it bear and sprout forth, That it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater; So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me vainly, But it will accomplish what I delight in, And it will prosper in the matter to which I have sent it.” Isa. 55:10-11

8. Dew

“Let my teaching drop like the rain; Let my speech distill like the dew, Like raindrops upon tender grass, And like abundant showers upon herbage.” -Deut. 32:2

9. A Sharp Sword

“For the word of God is living and operative and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit and of joints and marrow, and able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” -Heb. 4:12

10. Fire & A Hammer

“Is not My word thus – like fire, declares Jehovah, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” -Jer. 23:29

These 10 items are from chapter 2 of a book called “Speaking for God”, available here at Living Stream Ministry.

Tell me about your experience of God’s word. How has it impacted you?

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7 thoughts on “What the Bible says of itself: 10 Items

  1. I like lists and I like the Bible, so I like this post. In addition to these ten items, the Bible is also truth (John 17:17), milk (1 Peter 2:2), and the breath of God (2 Timothy 3:16).

  2. Wow, I really enjoyed the matter of the Word of God being the rain. How it waters the earth and will not return void, until it bears and sprouts forth. But what does it mean practically? How can the Word give seed and bread?

    1. Great question. I was helped on the point recently by Mark 4:27-28, which say that the earth bears fruit by itself. Though still a mystery to us, earth and water and a seed, when combined, produce a plant that “gives seed and bread”!

  3. You are correct of csuroe but this test is for all the people who think they will make it into Heaven on a scale of goodness . టెస్ట్ తన ప్రామాణిక ప్రకారం హెవెన్ పొందడానికి గాడ్స్ దృష్టిలో తగినంత మంచి గా ఒక వ్యక్తి అర్హత ఏ వివరిస్తుంది. మీరు ఆలోచనలు సరైన ఉండాలి, సున్నా లోపాలు ఉన్న జననం నుండి మరణం వరకు వాక్కులు మరియు కార్యాలు. It is an impossible standard to meet on a scale of goodness and that is the whole point. యేసు లేకుండా, ఏ మానవ అన్ని వద్ద మోక్షానికి NO HOPE ఉంది.

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