Thy Word by Beth

I was reminded recently of some of the lyrics to the song titled “Thy Word” by Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith: 

“…Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. When I feel afraid, think I’ve lost my way, still you’re there right beside me. And nothing will I fear as long as you are near, please be near me to the end…I will not forget your love for me and yet my heart forever is wandering…” 

The Word of God is needed. The Word of God is enough. The Word of God is understandable. The Word of God is final. 

II Timothy 3:16 reads, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.” Hebrews 4:12 reads, “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than a two-edge sword and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Romans 15:4 reads, “For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through the perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” Also, God’s final word in His Son according to Hebrews 1:1-4 reads, “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in the last days has spoken to us through his Son whom He appointed heir of all things through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” 

The Word of God is inerrant! Inerrancy means the Scriptures do not affirm any errors. The Bible is all true and nothing is untrue. It tells history, it tells us actually how it really happened. The Word of God is infallible. Infallibility is the belief that what the Bible says regarding matters of faith and Christian practice is wholly useful and true. It is the “belief that the Bible is completely trustworthy as a guide to salvation and the life of faith and will not fail to accomplish its purpose.” The Word of God is inspired. This is, in fact, the claim the Bible makes for itself. The apostle Paul says in II Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness”. The biblical word for “inspired” means Scripture is “breathed out” by God. God breathed out His Word by using godly men to write down exactly what He wanted them to write.  

Let me encourage you to read the Word of God! Meditate on it, memorize it, and live it out in your daily life. It is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path (Psalm 119:105). It will guide you, challenge you, encourage you, convict you, take hold of you, overwhelm you, satisfy you and bless you. 

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