THE WORD — Learn it, speak it, obey it!

What is a word? It is a revealer, a messenger; it can also be a unit of a spoken or written expression. 

The ultimate source of wisdom is THE WORD, and THE WORD was with God before anything else existed. Christ, as THE WORD, has always been alive and is God. He became flesh and lived among us, and His glory was seen by people on earth (John 1:1-4,14).

Therefore, THE WORD created the world as we know it in Genesis 1. Clearly, THE WORD created life. He came as a personal messenger to reveal God His Father; thereby He reveals love, truth, life. St. Paul explained it this way: “Jesus is the visible expression of the invisible God; all things were made by Him, and His power holds everything together” (Colossians 1:15-16).

In the same manner, our words create or destroy our own lives. As we speak so we become. Learning THE WORD, speaking THE WORD with the intent of obeying THE WORD produces a life of purpose, passion, and responsible behavior.

Biblical authors knew its importance:

  • The Psalmist wrote that he hid God’s Word in his heart so he would not sin against God (Psalm 119:11).
  • Saul became a Christian Paul through the transformative power of The Word on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-5).
  • The writer of Hebrews informed us God’s Word is alive, active, sharper than any two-edged sword to pierce our innermost thoughts and desires (Hebrews 4:12).
  • Saint Peter, crucified upside down, encouraged us to be ready to answer every man of the hope we have (I Peter 3:15).

THE WORD — Learn it, speak it, obey it!