"The unfolding of your words gives light ..." (Psalm 119:130a)

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The Word of the Lord Proves True

Though pain is present and confusion is nigh,

Though fear comes calling and worries stack high,

Though skies be cloudy and hearts be blue,

The word of the Lord proves true.


Though friends forsake and kin turn back,

Though answers are gone and finances lack,

Though tears run rivers and wisdom’s askew,

The word of the Lord proves true.


Though understanding is hard and answers don’t compute,

Though explanations are goofy and reasons are moot,

Though doubts are rising and answers are few,

The word of the Lord proves true.

(cf. 2 Samuel 22:31; Psalm 18:30; Proverbs 30:5)

The Vanishing Word

“The Judeo-Christian heritage, which characteristically has been word-dependent, is contrasted with paganism, which typically has been image-dependent. … [in our day] the image has supplanted the word … A church cut from its word-based heritage and a nation stripped of word-based modes of learning do not have the rhetorical or mental resources to guard against despotism … our image-saturated culture is at risk of being preyed upon by a tyrant in waiting.” –Arthur W. Hunt III (The Vanishing Word, p.26)

The Spirit and the Word

“… the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17)

“Remember that the Spirit of God inspired the Word and He will be revealed in the Word. I really have no place in my sympathies for those Christians who neglect the Word or ignore the Word or get revelations apart from the Word. This is the Book of God, after all, and if we know the Book well enough, we will have an answer to every problem in the world. …

The Holy Ghost wrote the Word, and if you make much of the Word, He will make much of you. It is through the Word that He reveals Himself. Between those covers is a living Book. God wrote it and it is still vital and effective and alive. God is in this Book, the Holy Ghost is in this Book, and if you want to find Him, go into this Book.” (A.W. Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, 2:116-117)

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