The Wonderful Word Of God

When something is wonderful, it is something that excites us! It is extremely good or astonishing! That is what the word of God is  – it is WONDERFUL!

Here are somethings that makes the word of God not just and a wonder, but wonderful.

The word of God is truth

In a world were we are told that there are no absolutes, that truth is relative, the notion of truth is trivial, and that it just doesn’t matter.  But nothing could be further from the truth (no pun intended).  We need want, need, and rely on truth. Truth is essential to life.  Truth is liberating, “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). As Jesus prayed His High Priestly prayed, He said these very powerful words, “Sanctify them in the truth, Your word is truth” (John 17:17). Let these words echo through your mind for a moment, “you will know the truth” “the truth will set you free,” and “Your word is truth.” The Bible is that truth being spoken to us. It is the communication from heaven to earth. God’s word is dependable, it is trust worthy. The Bible is unlike the unstable philosophies and sophistries of men; the word of God is the one constant on which we can always trust – “Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will never pass away” (Luke 21:33).

The word of God is powerful

The Bible is likened to a seed, a fire, a hammer, and food. All of these images show that the word of God is impactful, or as the author of the book of Hebrews wrote, “the word of God is living and active” (Hebrews 4:13). I recently heard it put this way, “The Bible wasn’t given to us just for information but transformation.” What makes the Bible such a wonderful book is not just the information that it gives but the radical changes that it makes in the lives of those who will give themselves to its instruction. In Acts 11:19-23, something very powerful is related to us, when the apostles heard that the gospel has been accepted by those in Antioch, they sent Barnabas to encourage them. Now, listen to this, “Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with a resolute heart to remain true to the Lord.” What did Barnabas see? He witnessed the power of God, surging, changing, and transforming the lives of those who would but welcome it.

The word of God leads to a glorious relationship

Jesus said, “no man can come to me except that the Father draws him” (John 6:44). The wonder, truth, and power of the Bible is that it is the only means by which  God has chosen to draw us to Himself. Since “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17) We must listen to the word of God.  Jesus said, “It is written in the prophets ‘AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD.’ Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me” (John 6:45). And again, Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life” (John 5:24). We can have the glorious relationship of salvation with Jesus Christ, and it will be because we have heard and heeded His wonderful words and accepted the beautiful invitation, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).