Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | February 14, 2014

God’s Word is God’s Work.

Today’s devotion comes from Exodus 32:15-16.

“Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets which were written on both sides; they were written on one side and the other. The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing engraved on the tablets.” Exodus 32:15-16.

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“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17.

“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.

“7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

8 The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;

The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.

10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;

Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;

In keeping them there is great reward.” Psalm 19:7-11.

“The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.” Psalm 119:160.

“Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life.” John 6:68.

Reformed Doctrine proclaims loudly “Scriptura Sola” which means Scripture alone. “So, the Bible, 39 Old Testament books, and 27 New Testament books is the only rule for faith and life.” quoted from “The Five Solas of the Reformation” by Rev. Rodney Kleyn.

There is no substitute for God’s Word. Using the language of today’s Scripture, God’s Word should be on the front side and on the back side of all our preaching and teaching.

“for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. For,

“All flesh is like grass,

And all its glory like the flower of grass.

The grass withers,

And the flower falls off,

But the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word which was preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:23-25.

And, God’s Word accomplishes His purpose.

“So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth;  It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”  Isaiah 55:11.

“Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”  John 6:29.

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