THE PURPOSE FOR WORD OF GOD
What is the purpose to follow the word of God for humans? Our purpose is to follow the one great requirement of the Word of God which is grounded on the fact that it is “the Word of Truth,” and that His Word must be “rightly divided for us to find its truth and to attain The Prize. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15
The Bible is a book revealing the truth, designed to bring us ‘into living union with God. Scientific knowledge, and I, the words in which that knowledge is conveyed, have no power
to change our characters, to make us better, or give us a living hope, of a blessed immortality; but. the Word of God has in it, a vital power that is ” quick and powerful” living and full of Divine energy (Hebrew 4:12) and when received with meekness into our understanding and heart can save our souls. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which can save your souls. (James. 1:18-21)
The Word of God is a living seed containing within itself God’s own life, which, when it is received into our hearts, springs up within us and ” brings forth fruit after its kind; ” for Jesus Christ, the Eternal Word of God, is the living germ hidden in His Written Word. Therefore, it is written, ” The words that I speak unto ‘ you, they are spirit and they are life” (John 6. 63), and so it that ” he that heareth My words “that is, receiveth them into good and honest hearts, that “he that heareth the Word and understand it, “hath everlasting life.” John 5. 24. Of no other book, could such things as these be said? Hence, we say, the Word of God is the instrument in His hand to work in us and for our regeneration and salvation; For us to be all that we should be for our Lord Jesus Christ, we must apply our faith to the proper learning of God’s Word.
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, “Why am I child of God? “The answer is that you were born again by the work of the Spirit of God through faith. John 3:1-7, John 1:12-13
I am a child of God because I am born again through faith in Christ.
But James gives two more answers to the question, “Why am I a child of God?”
Of his own will begat us
You are a child of God because God willed you to be a child of God. This fact may be hard for us to accept if we think that we have any goodness or merit in ourselves. But, if we think of the greatness of our sin, and how spiritually dead we were, it makes sense that God had to choose to save us.
Ephesians 2:1-7, Ephesians 1:3-6
James 1:18 – Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth,
God willed you to be a child of God, and God provided a channel through which you could understand salvation and trust Christ as your Savior. The channel is the Word of truth.
It is through the Word of truth that we understand that we are sinners.
It is through the Word of truth that we learn that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again.
It is through the Word of truth that we learn that God loves us.
It is through the Word of truth that we learn that we must place our faith in Christ. Romans 10:17, 1 Peter 1:23 So, we are born again by the will of God using the Word of God.