The Whys of God’s Word Today

Dr. Michael StevensBy Dr. Michael Stevens4 Minutes

I’m excited about the Word of God. In fact, I want to talk to you today about the whys to understanding the Word of God. Deuteronomy 8:1-2 reads: “Every word that I command you today, be careful. Be careful to observe that you may live; that you may multiply and you may go and possess the land which the Lord your God swore to your fathers…”

“…And you shall remember,” the Bible says “that the Lord God led you these 40 years in the wilderness for three reasons: to humble you, to test you, and to know what was in your heart. And to see whether you would keep His word or not.”

During this Authority of the Word series, we’ll talk about the wealth of the Word, the worth of the Word, the witness of the Word, and beyond. But today, let’s talk about the why of the Word of God. After this challenging time we’ve experienced, we’re in a position now where we can rebuild – a position where we can go forward. But we have to do it with the Word of God.

God speaks to Israel and says, “Israel, you have to understand there is a purpose and a plan that I have for you. First, keep the Word of God.” Why study the Word of God? Why live the Word of God? Why understand the Word of God? It is essential, number one, because He wants to humble us. Number two He wants to test us. Number three, He wants to do what is good in our hearts. God is sending you and I into a prosperous land; a glorious land with a bright and a promising future.

Today we have to understand the why. That is the reasons why the Word of God must be a top priority and a precedent in our lives. I encourage every one of you today as you move forward, as you rebound, as you rebuild to keep the Word of God first and foremost in your life. As God speaks to Moses in Deuteronomy chapter 8, He wants to humble us, do good in our hearts, and see in the end a land that flows with milk and honey.

Friends, I encourage every one of you to keep God’s Word first. I encourage every one of you to make the Word of God the main thing.

I want to pray with you before we close. I want you to know today that God has a beautiful and a glorious plan. He has a purpose and even a process that comes through the Word of God.

Father, thank You for our friends. As they take Your precious, most glorious Word, may they indeed honor and may they provide and may You bless them because of the Word. And as you did with Israel, would you do so for my friends today? That You would humble, that You would honor, that You would test within our hearts. At the end of the day, that God, You will lead us to a very beautiful, prosperous, glorious land because of Your Word.