Heaven and Earth will pass away, but God’s Word will never pass away; it is eternal. Transformation takes place in our lives when we make the Word
our final authority. When we learn to honor His Word, giving it
priority in our lives, God honors us.

A. “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled”
(Matthew 5:18).

1. God’s Word is forever settled in Heaven (Psalm 119:89, Isaiah 40:8, Matthew 24:35, 1 Peter 1:25).
a. God inspired people to write the Bible. The truths contained in it were written for our learning (Romans 15:4).
b. God has magnified His Word above His name (Psalm 138:2).
c. Man does not survive only by eating physical food, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God (Deuteronomy 8:3).
d. We should make the Word of God a daily priority in our lives, not simply another source of information.
e. The Word of God must be our primary source of sustenance.
2. Job esteemed the Word of God higher than natural food (Job 23:12).
a. The Word of God is sweet like something sweet to the taste (Psalm 119:103).
b. The Word is to be searched, found, and consumed (Jeremiah 15:16).

B. Just as babies need milk to grow, we need the spiritual milk of the Word to help us grow spiritually (1 Peter 2:2).
1. We are spiritually mature when we make decisions that agree with the Scriptures.
a. Our attitudes reflect the level of our spiritual maturity.
b. Many times, when people have bad attitudes, it is a clear sign that
they have not been feeding their spirits with the Word of God.
c. Babies cry when they are hungry. Likewise, people act out when they are spiritually hungry.
d. Our bad attitudes and moods indicate we are Word-deficient.
e. There is a voice behind the Word that gives us answers for every situation we face.
f. However, we must make the connection and be sure we understand the Word.

C. We should make plans to read the Word of God daily, and learn how to reverence Him (Deuteronomy 17:19).
1. Search the Scriptures; they testify of God (John 5:39; Isaiah 34:16; Acts 17:11).
2. The Scriptures belong in our hearts. They must penetrate the very core of our being (Deuteronomy 6:6, Deuteronomy 11:18).

Scripture References:

  • Matthew 5:18
  • Psalm 119:89
  • Isaiah 40:8
  • Matthew 24:35
  • 1 Peter 1:25
  • Romans 15:4
  • Psalm 138:2
  • Deuteronomy 8:3
  • Job 23:12
  • Psalm 119:103
  • Jeremiah 15:16
  • 1 Peter 2:2
  • Deuteronomy 17:19
  • John 5:39
  • Isaiah 34:16
  • Acts 17:11
  • Deuteronomy 6:6
  • Deuteronomy 11:18