PASSION FOR THE WRITTEN WORD
Because His Word is truth. Because His Word is alive. Because His Word…IS His Word!
Psalm 119 is replete with the loveliness of God’s Word to us and its vital importance in our relationship and growth with our Lord and Savior.
“I have treasured Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You.” (verse 11)
“I will delight in Your statutes, I will not forget Your Word.” (verse 16)
“I am weary from grief, comfort me through Your Word.” (verse 28)
“LORD, Your Word is forever; It is firmly fixed in heaven.” (verse 89)
“I will never forget Your precepts (word, rule, instruction), for You have given me life through them.” (verse 93)
“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.” (verse 105)
“Your word is completely pure, and Your servant loves it.” (verse 140)
The written word. The Holy Bible. The Word of God. There is a phrase, a way of saying, “the Bible, the Word of God” in my African language, Dagara, “Naamwin gan sebe”. The literal translation of this is
” God’s skin”!!!