Friday, March 7, 2008

Wonderful Words of Life

Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life. We have believed and have come to know that You are the Holy One of God." John 6:68-69

In the Western world we are so privileged to have full and ready access to the Word of God in many forms and in many translations. We also have access to study tools such as dictionaries and commentaries that help us learn the Word and how to apply it to our lives. What would you do if you didn’t have access to God’s Word? I know that reading and studying the Bible has changed my life – and I am thankful that God has used it, and continues to, in order to change my heart and make me more into the likeness of His Son.

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

The Bible is God’s Word to us – He spoke through the prophets, then through His Son, and now through His Word. How fortunate we are to have it written down!

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. John 5:24

Wonderful Words of Life
Words by Phillip P. Bliss

Sing them over again to me, wonderful words of life,
Let me more of their beauty see, wonderful words of life;
Words of life and beauty teach me faith and duty.

Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life,
Beautiful words, wonderful words,
wonderful words of life.

Christ, the blessed One, gives to all wonderful words of life;
Sinner, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life;
All so freely given, wooing us to heaven.

Sweetly echo the Gospel call, wonderful words of life;
Offer pardon and peace to all, wonderful words of life;
Jesus, only Savior, sanctify us forever.

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