God's Power: The Word of God

God's Word is Powerful Because of the Person Who Spoke It

The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic. (Ps. 29:4)
Why is His voice so powerful? ... God is the all-powerful One of whom there is none greater. As seen in creation, such a God merely needs to speak a word to bring about His purposes.
Where do we hear the voice of the Lord? ... God speaks to us through His written Word. Remember that "All Scripture is God-breathed" (2 Tim. 3:16) and that "prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit" (2 Pet. 1:20-21).

God's Word is Powerful Because It is Purposeful

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. (Isa. 55:10-11)
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)
How reassuring for leaders to know that it will be worth it in the end as they line up all they do with the Word of God! Leaders have an effective tool to accomplish the work they have been given to do.

God's Word is Powerful Because of What It Provides

  1. Discernment (Heb. 5:14)
    • What leader doesn't need help distinguishing right from wrong, good from best?
  2. Freedom (Ps. 119:45; Jn. 8:31-32)
    • What leader hasn't felt bound by certain situations or feelings within and needed to be released?
  3. Joy (Ps. 19:8)
    • What leader hasn't needed perspective to rise above potential despair and discouragement?
  4. Peace (Ps. 119:165)
    • What leader hasn't faced disturbing circumstances that rips at the heart?
  5. Revival (Ps. 19:7)
    • What leader hasn't gotten caught up in the busyness or pressure of the ministry and needed to be personally lifted up to a higher plane?
  6. Sanctification (Jn. 17:17)
    • What leader doesn't need to keep growing and becoming more and more Christ-like?
  7. Strength (Ps. 119:28)
    • What leader doesn't get weary at times and need strength to keep going?
  8. Wisdom & Understanding (Ps. 19:7; 119:98-100, 104-105, 130)
    • What leader hasn't felt helpless at times, unsure of what to say or do?

God's Word provides all this! What a powerful resource we have! No wonder the psalmist viewed Scripture as "more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb" (Ps. 19:10).
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