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Words That Last Forever: The Importance of Scripture in Today’s World

In 1949, George Orwell wrote 1984 as dystopian novel in which books are banned.  Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1931 as a dystopian novel in which books don’t have to be banned. They are ignored by people. As many have noted, we are living in Huxley’s world.

Between the Internet, our phones, and our conversations, who knows how many words a person encounters in a day? Yet, how many are the word of God? We don’t have to ban the Bible because it’s getting drowned out.

The following list might encourage you with the gift you have in your hands. Read, meditate on, memorize, and pray these verses back to the Lord. Make sure your children know how much you value the Word of God. Perhaps even print this list down and use it for devotions.

What Does Scripture Say About Itself?

These words will last forever. 
The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever. 1 Peter 1:25-26

These words are truth.
Your word is truth. John 17:17

These words are God’s and breathed out by him.
All Scripture is God-breathed. 2 Timothy 3:16

These words are not trifle but my life.
For it is no empty word for you, but your very life. Deuteronomy 32:47

These words are my food.
Man shall not live on bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4

These words are Spirit and life.
The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63. See also Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5:18

These words prove that we are truly disciples of Jesus.
Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.” John 8:31

These words will set you free.
And you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. John 8:32

These words are….
Perfect, sure, right, pure, clear, true. Psalm 19:7-11

These words have an effect
Revive the soul, make wise the simple, rejoicing the heart, enlightening the eyes, warn, and there is reward in keeping. Psalm 19:7-11

These words will make us prosperous.
You shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:9

These words will give us a life that can withstand the storms.
The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:25

These words keep us from conforming to the world’s way of thinking.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind. Romans 12:2

These words will keep me from having a darkened mind. 
They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God. Ephesians 4:18

These words equip me for every good work.
That the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:17

These words help me participate in the divine nature.
By which he has granted us his precious and very great promises so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4

These words are how I fight the demonic temptations.
Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:16

These words will enable me to see Christ and be transformed into his glory.
Beholding the glory of the Lord, we are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. 2 Corinthians 3:18, John 1:1-2, John 14:6

You and I have a precious gift. Let’s soak in it.