The Importance of God’s Word

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In our modern culture, God’s word carries little importance. Some believe the Bible is outdated and doesn’t really apply to our lives today. The TV shows we watch often portray Christians as needing to be freed from religion. Because of the influence of the media and the world, as Christians, we often haven’t given the Bible the proper place in our lives.

God’s Word is Truth

One of the main things we have to settle in our hearts is that God’s word is truth. That means that regardless of what we see or hear in the world, God’s word is truth.

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. – Proverbs 30:5 (NIV)

The Bible is perfect and it is true. It’s an amazing book and when you read it, you realize that it’s not an ordinary book. It really is the inspired word of God.

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” – Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)

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God’s Word is Trustworthy

Many of the events and places recorded in the Bible exist. As they continue to find more archeological evidence, the places named in the Bible are true. The people named in the Bible exist too.

The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand. – Psalm 119:130 (NLT)

The Bible is not only truth, but we can trust what it says. It has been proven to be accurate.

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God’s Word is Our Starting Point

In everything we do, God’s word should be where we start. Whether we’re making a decision about or future or anything else, if we don’t start with the Bible, then we’re going to get it wrong.

God’s word is the foundation for all our choices, all our decisions, everything we do. And if we don’t start with the Bible, then we’re going to come to the wrong conclusions.

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. – 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NLT)

Any thought we have should be filtered through the truth found in God’s word. If a thought doesn’t line up, we should replace what we think is right with what the Bible says. That way we’ll always be starting with God’s word in all we do.

The Bible is a book like no other. If you’ll get into it and read it, it will change your life. It will help give you purpose and meaning and help you interpret the world around you.

God’s word is special, so spend some time reading it. It will change you into the person God created you to be. Determine to make reading God’s word an important habit in your life today.


If you enjoyed this devotion, you can download small-group discussion questions to go with it here.

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