“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God... And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:1-2, 14 NASB1995
“And Jesus said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old.”” Matthew 13:52 NASB1995
✓ Gender and sexuality.
✓ Racism and the value of life.
✓ Government and politics.
✓ Truth and defining right and wrong.
1. The Word of God is Seed to be planted.
“This is the meaning of the parable: The seed is God’s word... And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.” Luke 8:11, 15 NLT
“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:11 NASB1995
2. The Word of God is Sustenance to the soul.
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 NIV
“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 NASB1995
“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, your consolations delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19 NASB1995
“For He has satisfied the thirsty soul, and the hungry soul He has filled with what is good.” Psalm 107:9 NASB1995
3. The Word of God is the Standard to be followed.
“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.” James 1:22-25 NASB1995
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:32 NASB1995
4. The Word of God is the Source to light your way.
“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105 NLT
“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” Joshua 1:8 NIV