Twelve Duties We Have Regarding the Word of God - Part IIIFrom The Heart
Publish date: 06/16/2013
8. The Word of God is to be desired
1 Peter 2:1-3 AMP – So be done with every trace of wickedness (depravity, malignity) and all deceit and insincerity (pretense, hypocrisy) and grudges (envy, jealousy) and slander and evil speaking of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies you should crave (thirst for, earnestly desire) the pure (unadulterated) spiritual milk, that by it you may be nurtured and grow unto [completed] salvation, 3 Since you have [already] tasted the goodness and kindness of the Lord.
Psalms 119:72 NKJV - The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of coins of gold and silver.
Psalms 119:92-93 NKJV - Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. 93 I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.
Psalms 119:97 NKJV - Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.
Psalms 119:103 NKJV - How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalms 119:127 NKJV - Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
Psalms 119:174 NKJV - I long for Your salvation, O Lord, And Your law is my delight.
9. The Word of God is to be accepted without change
Deuteronomy 4:2 AMP - You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 12:32 AMP - Whatever I command you, be watchful to do it; you shall not add to it or diminish it.
Proverbs 30:6 AMP - Add not to His words, lest He reprove you, and you be found a liar.
Revelation 22:18-19 NKJV - For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
10. The Word of God is to be preached
Mark 16:15 NKJV - And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
Romans 10:14 NKJV - How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
2 Timothy 4:2 AMP - Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.
11. The Word of God is to be taught
Deuteronomy 6:7 AMP - You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.
Deuteronomy 11:19 AMP - And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise up.
Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV - Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
12. The Word of God is to be believed
Mark 1:14-15 NKJV - Now after John was put in prison, Jesus came to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel."
Acts 4:4 NKJV - However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
Romans 1:16 NKJV - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Romans 10:17 NKJV - So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.