The Bible is a fascinating book, inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right (2 Timothy 3:16; NLT). It is the written word of God.
From the Bible, we learn that the word of God is a GENERATOR – a creator of things anew. In the account of creation, we see that the earth was without form and void and the deep waters was covered with darkness and the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the waters (Genesis 1:2) and by the word of God, the world and its inhabitants came to be. God said, Let there be light and there was (Genesis 1:3-4). God said and it was.
In like manner, before we are a new Creation in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), our life is without form and void (empty), sitting in darkness (Luke 1:79) and the Spirit of God hovers over our life, but when God speaks to us about his Son Jesus Christ, through his spoken (rhema) and written (logos) word – the word of God generates a new life in us, if we listen to him and receive Jesus and believe in his name. This newly generated life is one in which we no longer walk in darkness, but in the Light (1 John 1:5-7).
Points to ponder:
Have you heard or read the word of God, which GENERATES new life in you?
Luke 1:79 (KJV)
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
1 John 1:5-7 (KJV)
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.