The Word

By Scarlett Stough

Whenever Christians speak of “The Word” we are either referring to Jesus (John 1:1-18) or to the Scriptures, The Holy Bible, and often specifically to what God is recorded as saying. In Psalm 119, the longest chapter in the Bible, we are encouraged to read the word, learn the word and to live it because God’s word is eternal and true. Youths can learn to live a pure life. God’s words serve as a light to keep us out of danger.

God’s laws, his instructions for living, when followed are a source of hope and comfort as well as counsel. Our hope of eternal life lies solely in faith in Jesus Christ, but we don’t have to guess about what God considers to be right.

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
Psalm 119:9

Paul reminded Timothy, a young preacher:

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:14-17

The Scriptures Timothy learned and Paul encouraged him to continue in, along with his faith in Jesus Christ, are the Scriptures we refer to as “The Old Testament” or the “Hebrew Scriptures.” They are still relevant today and best understood in the light of Jesus, in the grace and truth he brought, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

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