How Powerful is the Word of God?
SHREVEPORT, LA. – With the beginning of a new year, I encourage you to join me in reading the Bible! This new year will pose more challenges and more opportunities than ever before. I am convinced that the devil will throw more at us than we even anticipate. However, there is no reason to be gloomy or discouraged. God will see us through! His Word will be our shield and defense!
In addition to reading His Word, let’s memorize His Word. One of my mentors, H.M.S. Richards, Sr., used to commit whole chapters to memory. What a great and wholesome resource!
You ask how powerful is the Word of God? Let me remind you that it was with Scripture that Jesus overcame the devil’s three temptations in the wilderness. It was with Scripture that David prevailed as a man after God’s own heart.
Even the reluctant prophet Jonah recorded the most incredible evangelistic campaign in the great and wicked city of Nineveh. Never has a whole city repented like it did in his day. What a remarkable record for us in the last moments of the earth’s history!
As we see the day approaching, let’s be armed with the Word of God! May we seize every opportunity to lift up Jesus. Let us live, work and lift up Jesus!
By Richard C. Dye, Sr., President