by Pastor Wayne Puls on May 01, 2024

One of the great hymns of the church that I enjoy singing is “Thy Strong Word.” The congregation will be singing this hymn during Communion on May 5, and I’ll likely be humming along! The hymn reflects on the many ways that the mighty Word of God has sparked life and renewal in the world, in the Church, and in our lives. I hope and pray that, from your personal experience of the Word of God, you have some first-hand knowledge of the power of the Word.

Maybe, though, the Bible hasn’t been a huge part of your spiritual life to date. If that’s true for you, you’re certainly not alone. In many Christian traditions, and in many Christian homes, Bible reading and Bible study simply haven’t been emphasized strongly.

Well, how about if we give some focus, for just a few minutes on several characteristics of God’s Word? Grab your Bible, and take a look at these passages, as they reveal a little bit of detail regarding the strong, saving, life-changing Word of God.

God’s Word is reliable. In every life situation, we can turn to the Bible to gain insight on God’s perspective, and we can count on God’s wisdom to shine through. Read 2 Samuel 7:28.

God’s Word is true. In a modern world in which all authority is questioned, and everyone’s version of the truth is supposed to be respected, God defines truth for us. Read 1 Kings 17:24 and John 17:17.

God’s Word is flawless. None of us are perfect, and nothing in this world is faultless … except the pure, holy, perfect Word of God. Read Proverbs 30:5.

God’s Word is alive and active. It’s not just a book, with pages and ink. Read Hebrews 4:12.

God’s Word is eternal. God didn’t just speak to his people back in the old days of the Bible. His messages and promises are still valid, and will always be.  Read Psalm 119:89.

God’s Word will endure. When everything around us is changing and shifting, the Lord’s Word stands firm for us.  Read Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 5:18, and Matthew 24:35.

God’s Word will not return empty.  Every word of God is effective, and accomplishes the purposes for which he intends it. Read Isaiah 55:11.

Leaning on the Word with you,


Pastor Wayne Puls

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