Role of God's Word in Fulfilling God's Purposes

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Tim. 3:16-17)
 
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. (Ps. 111:10)
 
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Ps. 119:105)
Can there be any doubt about the role of Scripture in guiding your ways when you look at the above verses?
  1. Scripture has a divine source.
    Why would you trust human wisdom that is so unreliable and limited in its scope?
     
    Leaders need a source that provides a big picture perspective and that remains true for all situations.
  2. Scripture has a pragmatic value.
    Why would you look for help in a source that won't provide all you need?
     
    Leaders need a means for keeping them on track and that will be sufficient for affecting change where needed.
  3. Scripture has a sure outcome.
    Why would you turn to something that doesn't guarantee results?
     
    Leaders need to know that what they do will make an eternal difference.

To be sure, God's Word should be considered the absolute and final standard, the grid against which everything is measured.
 
 
To Do: Read through Psalm 19:7-11 and 119:1-16. As you do, ask how these statements about God's Word tie into your pursuit of God's purposes for the church.
 
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