The importance of the Word of God
can not be overestimated if you really want to grow in the Faith.Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.” 2 Timothy 2:15.
A lot of people have been playing games when it comes to the Word. They claim to be faith people in public. But, in private, they never open the Bible because they don’t know the importance of the word of God. Then, when a time of trouble comes and they try to stand on the Word, they fall flat on their spiritual faces.
Well, the time for playing games is over. It’s time for us to realize that real faith involves action. James 2:20 says faith without works [or corresponding action] is dead.
If you want the kind of faith that will keep you on your feet when others are falling around you, you need to take some action where the Word is concerned.
First, you need to study. You can study the Word in many ways. Not only can you read it, you can dig deeply into it with concordances, Greek/Hebrew dictionaries and other study guides. What’s more, if you have a media player, you can walk around half the day listening to teaching. It’s only one way of study, but it is a powerful one.
The second thing you need to do is go where the Word is being preached. When Romans 10:17 says “faith comes by hearing,” it’s talking about the preached Word.
Whenever you start feeling surrounded by problems and you are having trouble hearing from God, you drop everything and find some place where you can hear the Word preached. The importance of the Word of God can not be overestimated .You will receive answers from God that way than you can imagine. Even though the preacher may not have been preaching about anything even remotely connected with the issue you are facing, some word from the Scriptures will just hit you in a way peculiar to your problem. That moment you will realize that the solution to the problem you have been battling with has arrived.
the Word you have heard. Find the promise of God that covers your situation and then declare it out loud as if it had already come to pass in your life. That is how faith works.
Get serious about the Word of God. Study it, live by it, go hear it preached and confess it. Become such a diligent workman that the devil himself will look at you with fear and say, “There’s one believer who’s not playing games anymore.”