June 3 The Power of the Word

The Word…was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:1–3). 

What did God use to create the world? “What did God give Abraham that caused him to believe? “Abram fell facedown, and God said to him, ‘As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations’

What was the source of Moses’ success? “God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am’” (Exodus 3:4, emphasis added; see also verses 5–10). Why was Ezekiel a powerful prophet? In the book of Ezekiel, the prophet reported fifty times, “The word of the Lord came to me” (emphasis added).

How did God redeem the world? “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14, emphasis added).

What did Jesus give His disciples for salvation and sanctification? “Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life” (John 5:24, emphasis added).

“You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you” (John 15:3, emphasis added). “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth” (John 17:17, emphasis added).

What did the disciples use to continue Jesus’ ministry on earth?

“Now, LORD, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.”…And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. In every situation, the answer is the same: the powerful Word of God!

Prayer: Father, thank You for the presence and power of Your Word, which transforms my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: God’s Word is the source of all creation.

Reading: 1 Kings 14–15; Luke 22:21–46; ”  Genesis 17:3–4; Acts 4: 29, 31

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