What the Word of God Says About the Word of God, Book by Book

True

Proverbs 30:5 – Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Wise

Ecclesiastes 12:11 – The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.

Loving

Song of Solomon 2:10 – My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.”

Eternal

Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withers, the flower fades,
but the word of our God will stand forever.

Powerful

Jeremiah 23:29 – Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

Sure

Lamentations 2:17 – The Lord has done what he purposed; he has carried out his word, which he commanded long ago.

Reviving

Ezekiel 37:4 – Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.”

Prophetic

Daniel 9:9-10 – For we have rebelled against him and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God by walking in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

Disruptive

Hosea 4:1 – Hear the word of the Lord, O children of Israel,
for the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land.

Empowering

Joel 2:11 – The Lord utters his voice
before his army,
for his camp is exceedingly great;
he who executes his word is powerful.

Nourishing

Amos 8:11 – “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God, “when I will send a famine on the land—not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord.”

Stirring

Obadiah 1 – We have heard a report from the Lord,
and a messenger has been sent among the nations:
“Rise up! Let us rise against her for battle!”

Commissioning

Jonah 3:3a – So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord.

Universal

Micah 4:2 – And many nations shall come, and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Timely

Nahum 1:15 – Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him
who brings good news,
who publishes peace!

Glorifying

Habakkuk 2:14 – For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.

Just

Zephaniah 2:5 – Woe to you inhabitants of the seacoast, you nation of the Cherethites! The word of the Lord is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines; and I will destroy you until no inhabitant is left.

Relational

Haggai 1:13 – Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord’s message, “I am with you, declares the Lord.”

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Jared Wilson
Jared is a husband, a father of two, a writer of books, and the pastor of a great church. Most importantly, He is a follower of Jesus. His passion is to spread the gospel wakefulness in the evangelical church. His book "Your Jesus is Too Safe" and "Abide" are available now, and is currently writing a third book entitled "Gospel Wakefulness".

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