God’s Word Has Integrity
➢ The Bible is trustworthy in everything it says. It is The Word Of God
There are many scriptures that explain exactly what God means when he speaks about his Word. They are easy to understand and give a great picture of God’s heart toward us as we follow His plan for our lives.
II Timothy 3:16:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God [or, is God-breathed], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
All scripture was inspired by God and given to the many authors who wrote it. The words of the Bible are always profitable to us for doctrine (the standard that God puts forth) reproof (reminding us of that standard) and correction (getting us back on track when we fall short in life) This is how we know God is by his Word.
➢ 2 Peter 1 tells us how we got the bible:
II Peter 1:20,21:
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Holy men of God were moved, or inspired by God to author the words that are contained in the Bible. This verse also mentions that we are not to use “private interpretation” to make the Bible say what we want it to say, but rather to allow it to speak for itself by learning to read and understand it.
➢ Psalms contains many simple truths that illustrate how important it is to have God in our lives.
The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried [proven]: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth forever. Praise ye the LORD
How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and very faithful.
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.
Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.
They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
➢ We read in Psalms that God’s Word is pure, it is tried [proven], it is right, it heals us, it is sweet , it is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path, it gives us light, and gives us understanding, it’s words are righteous, it is very faithful, it endureth and abideth forever, and it is The Truth.
➢ In Isaiah 55, God tells us that we should speak His Word, and he also tells us what happens when we do.
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
➢ The spoken Word will never “return to us void.” It will never go forth without value, but rather it always has an impact even though it may not always be evident.
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
➢ As a follower of God, our children are even blessed.
But he [Jesus Christ] said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth
Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
I Peter 1:25:
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
God Bless You!
From a March 2005 Teaching, all scriptures King James Version unless otherwise noted. Text in [brackets] are my comments. Moved & expanded from Original Source: http://robsteachings.blogspot.com/2011/01/gods-word-has-integrity.html