# 17 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 17 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word gives the believer guidance. Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Psalm 119:105).

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# 16 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 16 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word restores the believer to his original and proper condition in Christ (correction) when he has sinned. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction … (2 Timothy 3:16).

# 15 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 15 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word gives the believer an increase in the spiritual fruit of faith, love, and hope.  We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; because of the hope which is laid up for you in Heaven, of which you heard before in the Word of the truth of the gospel, which has come to you, as it has also in all the world, and is bringing forth fruit, as it is also among you since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth (Colossians 1:3-6).

# 14 of 30 – The Working of the Word

Preaching in Kenya with my friend and translator, Isaac Mathembe

This is # 14 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word brings the believer God’s salvation. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures (James 1:18).

# 13 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 13 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word gives the believer spiritual freedom. Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).

# 12 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 12 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word makes the believer wise. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts (Psalm 119:97-100).

# 11 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 11 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word gives the believer reproof, which is the conviction of sin. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof (2 Timothy 3:16).

# 10 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 10 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word keeps the believer from sin. How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word (Psalm 119:9).

# 9 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is #9 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word gives the believer a spiritually fruitful life. Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper (Psalm 1:1-3).

# 8 of 30 – The Working of the Word

This is # 8 of 30 ways that God’s Word, the Bible, works in the lives of His people.

God’s Word gives the believer warning. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them Your servant is warned (Psalm 19:10-11).