Oh, Wonderful Word!

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
True wisdom its pages unfold;
And though we may read them a thousand times o’er,
They never, no never, grow old!
Each line hath a treasure, each promise a pearl,
That all if they will may secure;
And we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
The lamp that our Father above
So kindly has lighted to teach us the way
That leads to the arms of His love!
Its warnings, its counsels, are faithful and just;
Its judgments are perfect and pure;
And we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
Our only salvation is there;
It carries conviction down deep in the heart,
And shows us ourselves as we are.
It tells of a Savior, and points to the cross,
Where pardon we now may secure;
For we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
The hope of our friends in the past;
Its truth, where so firmly they anchored their trust,
Through ages eternal shall last.
Oh, wonderful, wonderful Word of the Lord!
Unchanging, abiding and sure;
For we know that when time and the world pass away,
God’s Word shall forever endure.

~ Fanny Crosby, circa 1886
(Found in the flyleaf of Brother Jesse Harsh’s Bible)

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God Said It & That Settles It!

Six times in the first chapter of the Bible we have the phrase, “and it was so.”  It each instance, God simply declared His Word, and “it was so.”

  1. God’s Word Is Infallible!
    There never has been a failure of the Word of God.
    God’s Word has never needed help to accomplish it’s purpose.  We just take God at His Word.
    All through Scripture, whether it is speaking of judgment, or correction, or a promise, what God said was so.
    God’s Word declares itself to be infallible, history proves God’s Word to be infallible, and our experience proves God’s Word to be infallible.
  2. God’s Word Is indestructible!
    (Matthew 24:35; Mark 13:31; Luke 21:33), “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”
  3. God’s Word Is indispensible!
    We cannot escape the truths of God’s Word nor survive without the teachings of God’s Word.
    We must obey God’s Word to have God’s blessings.
    We must believe God’s Word to have God’s power.
    We must declare God’s Word to see God’s glory.