Building the Habit of Time With God’s Word
Rev. James Wong
"Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. ~Acts 20:32(NIV)
1. GOD'S WORD PRODUCES FAITH
"How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?...So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” ~Rom 10:14,17 (NKJ)
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.“ ~Eph 2:8 (NIV)
2. GOD'S WORD PRODUCES NEW BIRTH
"For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.” ~1 Pet 1:23 (NIV)
"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient."
~Eph 2:1-2 (NIV)
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" ~2 Cor 5:17 (NIV)
3. GOD'S WORD IS SPIRITUAL FOOD FOR THE INNER MAN
Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'" ~Matt 4:4 (NIV)
"He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD." ~Deut 8:3 (NIV)
4. GOD'S WORD BRING PHYSICAL HEALTH AND HEALING
"some became fools through their rebellious ways and suffered affliction because of their iniquities. They loathed all food and drew near the gates of death. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent forth his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave."”
~Ps 107:17-20 (NIV)
The centurion replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed." ~Matt 8:8 (NIV)
5. GOD'S WORD BRINGS LIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING
"The entrance of Your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple."
~Ps 119:130 (NKJ)
"For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life." ~Prov 6:23 (NIV)
GOD' S WORD ENSURES VICTORY OVER SIN AND SATAN
"I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
~Ps 119:11 (NIV)
"The law of his God is in his heart; his feet do not slip." ~Ps 37:31 (NIV)
"By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward."
~Ps 19:11 (NIV)
7. GOD'S WORD CLEANSES US AND MAKES US HOLY
"Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” ~John 17:17 (NIV)
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may
be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work." ~2 Tim 3:16-17 (NKJ)