The Mighty Power of the Word
S. Richard Nelson
Millions of books exist in the world today, and new books are being published and sold every day. The Bible has far outsold any other book still remains the most popular and most read book in the world today. The Bible is a remarkable collection of sixty-six books containing the messages of God and is among the most important books and writings on the earth today. Tens of thousands who have read it are firmly convinced and testify that the Bible embodies the mind and will of God. It also contains historical information concerning the reactions of earlier peoples to the teachings of God. The Bible is a treasure house with countless rooms containing gems to bless and enrich our earthly existence. An amazing aspect of this treasure house is that each time we search the various rooms we can uncover additional riches. More and more people are being persuaded, through the Bible, that Jesus is the Christ. More of us now need to be persuaded to utilize the Bible to become more committed to Christ. We need to be convinced and committed. The Mighty Power of the Word will help you return to a regular study of the Bible and to learn more about accepting Jesus and becoming committed to him, centered in him, and consumed in him.
"There is purity as well as power in the word of God."
Considering what a powerful privilege and blessing the Bible brings to us, why does it often seem so difficult to consistently and conscientiously read it? We seem to struggle, as individuals and families, to read God’s word as frequently as we should. Often unavoidable obstacles impede our progress in developing consistent Bible study habits.
Our busy and demanding lifestyles are often a burden to effective Bible study. Little things get in the way and we fail to see see how studying the word of God would help take care of those little things. The Bible has the answers to our daily struggles.
In his writings Peter mentions people who “stumble at the word.” (1 Peter 2:8) Today the ideologies, philosophies and wisdom of the world seem to be overtaking the teachings and the word of God.
The more you study the word of God, the more you will gain an understanding of God’s word and his will. If you feast from the lavish fortune found in the pages of the Lord’s treasure house, God will satisfy your soul with a wealth of blessings like you have never known before.
"Perhaps the greatest blessing offered us through the Bible is the power it gives us to hear the voice of the Lord. This is the principle and primary reason for reading the scriptures."