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Plain and Precious Word of God

February 4, 2020


Plain and Precious Word of God

There are those  who claim  that many plain and precious things  have been taken out  of the word  of God.      That claim  plants seeds of doubt  in the minds  of many,  as they imagine  that people need  to find  all that has been taken out  of the Bible,  so that they can know  what God really wants  to teach us.

Is God Almighty  that weak?      Is the Creator and Redeemer  unable  to keep His word intact  for us  down through the ages?      It is nothing short of blasphemy  to claim  that God  has not kept all of His word  safe and sound  for us  down through the ages.      How can we be so sure?      The Bible (God Himself ) assures us.

As the one and only  eternal God,  our Lord  assures us,

Deuteronomy 4:35
To you  it was shown  that you might know  that the LORD,  He is God;  there is no other  besides Him.

Isaiah 44:6
Thus says the LORD,  the King of Israel

And his Redeemer,  the LORD of hosts;

I am the first  and I am the last,

And there is  no God besides Me.

This eternal,  one and only LORD  assures us  that His word is eternal,

1 Peter 1:25
But the word  of the LORD  abides forever.      And this is the word  which was preached  to you.

So,  all of God’s word  that has been preached  through the prophets of the Old Testament  and the disciples  of the New Testament  is the word  that abides forever.      False preachers  will twist it  into false doctrines,  but if we stick to the Bible,  we can be assured  that we have the  word of the LORD  that abides forever.      We simply don’t have to  look for some other word  from God.

God’s word  is not dead or helpless,  old or outdated.      Because it is a  living  word,  it stands forever firm  and we can trust it.      As Hebrews 4:12  describes it,

For the word of God  is living and active  and sharper  than any two-edged sword,  and piercing  as far as  the division of soul and spirit,  of both joints and marrow,  and able  to judge the thoughts  and intentions  of the heart.

As the living word,  we can be sure  that it will not be lost,  so that people will be confused  about the surety  of their free salvation  through faith alone  in Christ Jesus.      And,  we are assured  in John 20:31,  about what is  in the Bible,

These have been written  that you may believe  that Jesus is the Christ,  the Son of God;  and that believing  you may have life  in His name.

If one is still doubtful  about having  all of the word  of God  necessary  for salvation,  we can remember  the description  of the victorious Jesus  in Revelation 19:13,

And He is clothed  with a robe dipped in blood;  and His name  is called  The Word  of God.

Jesus is our LORD and God.      He is eternal.      And,  His name is  The Word of God.      God is totally capable  of keeping  all of His plain and precious promises  for us,  so that we  may have eternal life.      All we have to do  is open up  our Bible  and start having fellowship  with the Author.      He is living and active.

In the joy and assurance  of God’s precious truths,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  let Your living  and active word  come into our hearts,  so that we  may be assured  of Your truths — and be free  from the influences  of this world.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


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for past devotional posts.


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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