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Series: The Gift of His Word
INTRODUCTION: Dr. Griffith Thomas says that all of the Bible deserves our careful consideration, our constant meditation and a complete application to our lives.
The writer of Hebrews was concerned that we see the importance of the Word of God. The first four chapters deal with the supreme Word of God. When God speaks, whether through the written Word in the Bible, or in Jesus, the living Word, it is different from the words of man. In
Hebrews 4:12-13, the inspired writer describes graphically the difference between His Word and all other words. All through this book the believer is exhorted to give attention to the Word of God.
Israel did not pay close attention to the Word of God. They failed to believe God's Word and the consequences were unforgiving.
''So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.''
The point of this passage is that the Word of God has come to man and is such that it cannot be disregarded. Israel heard God say that the Word which went out of his mouth would never be ineffective; it would always do that which he designed it to do.
Again the Word of God is our Friend. It discerns, exposes, critiques, convicts, convinces, judges, enables, etc.
I. THE BIBLE IS A POWERFUL BOOK 12
A. It Is Alive
''living,'' ''quick, ''''alive'' - zoon-word where we get zoology. It means animate life. The Bible is alive and life giving.
It is always working and quickening its message to the human heart. The Bible is not a dead book with meaningless promises; it is living and full of life to the heart of the believer.
The written word of God introduces us to the living word of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:13
''For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also ...
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