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The Power of God's Word

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.  2 Timothy 3:16 KJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.The conviction of Christ followers over the centuries has been that the Bible is a literal representation of the thoughts of Almighty God.

If we believe this, we must take the reading and studying of the Bible seriously. The Bible is life and food for our souls, shedding light and direction upon our path. It corrects, teaches, comforts, heals, builds faith, inspires, motivates, and fills us with the Spirit of God. We will also listen to those who preach and teach from it. 

The Bible is a compilation of sixty-six books, written by authors inspired by God. The Greek meaning of the word “inspiration” is “God-breathed.” Instead of viewing the Bible as just another book, we can approach God’s Word with a sense of awe and wonder. As we apply its teachings, we will grow spiritually and become more like our Maker.

Find a translation you are comfortable with, and approach the Word of God prayerfully, asking the Holy Spirit to teach you and reveal precious truths. Don’t rush, but pause and digest what you are reading, looking for one takeaway. Ask the Lord to help you put into practice a specific commandment. Look for a promise to believe and claim. Above all, enjoy your time with God.

The Bible is a great gift, filled with the breath of God. Reading and studying it will reap great and precious rewards.

If you have not developed a habit of reading the Word daily, begin with ten to fifteen minutes a day.

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Tom Toya

Tom Toya is a graduate of Jerry Jenkin’s Christian Writers Guild and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Benedictine University. He lives with his beautiful wife and his handsome Maltese in the Chicagoland area. He has had articles published by Christian Devotions, Inspire a Fire, Alive Magazine, The Upper Room, CBN, Live Magazine, God’s Word for Today, Gospel Today Magazine, and the Morris Daily Herald. He is a marketing director for a caregiving agency and loves to play the guitar and sing. You can read more of his writing by visiting his blog at sendme-tomandlou.blogspot.com.


  1. This devotional offering should be required reading for every believer since so many Bibles belonging to Western Christians remain unopened - whether the book version or a digital one.