The phrase, ‘the Word of God’ is used in different ways. It refers to any word that God has inspired. It is also used for the actual spoken words of God. In the New Testament, logos and rhema are two primary Greek words meaning the written word and the spoken word, respectively. Both refer to the word of God. The phrase ‘the word of God’ is also used to refer to God’s written word, the Holy Scriptures. As
we are being ‘equipped as a church to transform every sphere of society with values and principles of the Kingdom of God’, it brings to the fore the importance of the knowledge and understanding of the word of God.
It is important to understand that the ‘Word of God’ is the Bible in various forms print and electronic. It is a collection of God’s inspired words spoken or written by human authors as they were inspired by the Holy Spirit. In His dealings with humanity, God made His character, mind, will, purposes and expectations known and captured in the Bible. Failing to catch the revelation of the divine inspiration of the Bible renders it an ordinary book written by human beings with many authors. However, the Bible is not just a history book; it is the word of God; it reveals God’s intents and purposes for humankind.
The Bible is accredited by God for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. It is the manual of life for the believer since it contains all that
a person needs for their life’s journey both spiritual and physical. As a manual then, one needs to interact with it by disciplines such as daily reading, studying, meditating, praying, memorizing, reciting and practically living by it.
Also, we must teach it to our children as well as those who do not know God’s mind.