60 Things You Should Know About God’s Word

The word of the living God…

  • converts the soul (Psalm 19:7),
  • makes the simple wise (Psalm 19:7),
  • rejoices our hearts (Psalm 19:8),
  • enlightens our eyes (Psalm 19:8),
  • endures forever (Psalm 19:9),
  • keeps our ways pure (Psalm 119:9),

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

  • keeps us from sin (Psalm 119:11),
  • revives us (Psalm 119:25),
  • strengthens us (Psalm 119:28),
  • is as a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105),
  • gives us life (Psalm 119:107),
  • imparts light and understanding to the simple (Psalm 119:130),
  • is hated and feared by Satan (Mark 4:15),
  • will never pass away (Mark 13:31),
  • sanctifies us (John 17:17),
  • is like fire (Jeremiah 23:29),
  • is like a hammer that shatters rocks in pieces (Jeremiah 23:29),

Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces? (Jeremiah 23:29)

  • is like a sword that cuts and pierces hearts (Acts 2:37),
  • is sweeter than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb (Psalm 19:10),
  • nourishes us as rain and snow nourish the earth (Isaiah 55:11),
  • accomplishes God’s purpose and succeeds in the thing for which He sends it (Isaiah 55:11),
  • is living and active (Hebrews 4:12),
  • is sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12),
  • pierces to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow (Hebrews 4:12),
  • discerns the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12),
  • is the sword of the Spirit of God (Ephesians 6:17),
  • builds us up and gives us the inheritance among all those who are sanctified (Acts 20:32),
  • is at work in genuine believers (1 Thessalonians 2:13),

And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. (1 Thessalonians 2:13)

  • is the instrument by which the Spirit of God regenerates dead sinners (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23),
  • brings life to the dead and hopeless (Ezekiel 37:10),
  • gives us victory over the evil one (1 John 2:14),
  • equips the saints for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:12),
  • builds up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12),
  • matures and establishes us (Ephesians 4:13-14),
  • has effectively cleansed us (Ephesians 5:26),
  • heals and delivers us from destruction (Psalm 107:20),

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. (Isaiah 66:2)

  • is able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ (2 Timothy 3:15),
  • is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16),
  • completes God’s servants (2 Timothy 3:17),
  • equips us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17),
  • is what we’re to live by (Deuteronomy 8:3),
  • is what we’re to hang upon (Luke 19:48),
  • is to be received (John 17:8),
  • is to be trembled at (Isaiah 66:2),
  • is to be hoped in (Psalm 119:74),

Let your steadfast love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise; then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word. (Psalm 119:41-42)

  • is to be trusted (Psalm 119:42),
  • is to be made known (Colossians 1:25),
  • is to be declared clearly (Colossians 4:4),
  • is to be heralded (2 Timothy 4:2),
  • is to be unfolded (Psalm 119:30),
  • is to dwell in us richly (Colossians 3:16),

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)

  • is to be our meditation (Psalm 119:148),
  • is to be desired more than earthly treasures (Psalm 19:10),
  • will judge the wicked on the last day (John 12:48),
  • engenders saving faith in the human heart (Romans 10:17),
  • is no empty word, but our very life (Deuteronomy 32:47),
  • points us ultimately to Jesus Christ (John 5:39),
  • brings about fruit in the lives of those who cling to it (Luke 8:15),
  • is to be praised and celebrated (Psalm 56:10),
  • is regarded by God to be just as sacred as His name (Psalm 138:2).

I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. (Psalm 138:2)