Thursday, January 10, 2013

Is Every Word in the Bible Important?

Answer: The Bible is the Word of God. Every word contained within the text of scripture is important. Not only are the moral truths important but every historical detail contained within the text. All truths originate with God and come from Him. The Bible itself places special emphasis on the very words of God and the truths contained therein. 

  • The Bible pronounces that the very words of the Bible are inspired (2 Tim. 3:16).
  • Paul’s words came by the Holy Spirit as he penned his letters (1 Cor. 2:13).
  • Jesus appealed to the words of scripture when he appealed to that which was written in the Old Testament as He was being tempted by Satan (Mat. 4:4,10).
  • Jesus appealed to the words of the Old Testament when he proclaimed that they spoke of Him (Luke 24:27,44; John 5:39; Heb. 10:7).
  • Jesus indicated that not even the smallest part of a Hebrew word or letter could be broken (Mat. 5:18
  • Some prophets were told not to leave out a single word. (Jer. 26:2)
  • John notes that no one was to add to or take away from the inspired words that he had penned (Rev. 22:18,19).
The point being made and emphasized is that words matter. The words of the new and old testament are of the utmost importance. Studying the Word of God takes time and practice. Each word of the Bible can unlock a new meaning and understanding that will change the life of the student of the Bible in the most profound ways. It is the responsibility of the Christian to respect the words of God and in respecting it, diligently seeking the truths contained within it. 

Post By Tyler Kirkpatrick (Associate Minister West Visalia Church of Christ)