On Guard

(Photo By Selma Komisky)

On Guard
Scriptures and Quotes on the Power of God’s Word

By Sarah Komisky

The Bible is not only the number one best selling book ever written, but it’s an incredibly powerful tool. In and out of the trenches we need God’s Word to sustain our souls, equip us for battle, and guide us through both rough and smooth terrain. Here is a study on the power of God’s word directly from the Bible, along with amazing quotes from heroes of the faith on the awe-inspiring Word of God. Enjoy.

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

– Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)

“I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them.”

– Isaac Watts

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

– Psalm 119:105 (NIV)

“The more you read the Bible; and the more you meditate on it, the more you will be astonished with it.”

– Charles Spurgeon

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

– 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.”

– Corrie Ten Boom

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”

– Psalm 119:130 (NIV)

“The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”

– Augustine of Hippo

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

– Joshua 1:8 (NIV)

“Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.”

– Helen Keller

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”

– Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)

“The soul can do without everything except the word of God, without which none at all of its wants are provided for.”

– Martin Luther

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.”

– Psalm 119:9 (NIVUK)

“The Bible is the portrait of Jesus Christ.”

– John Stott

“…I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word.”

– Psalm 119:15-16 (ESV)

“The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.”

– D.L. Moody

“As for God, his way is perfect: The Lord’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”

– Psalm 18:30 (NIV)

“A Bible that’s falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.

– Charles H. Spurgeon

“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

– Matthew 4:4 (NIV)

“The Word of God I think of as a straight edge, which shows up our own crookedness. We can’t really tell how crooked our thinking is until we line it up with the straight edge of Scripture.”

– Elizabeth Elliot

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

– John 1:1 (KJV)

“I want to know one thing, the way to heaven: how to land safe on that happy shore. God himself has condescended to teach the way; for this very end he came from heaven. He has written it down in a book! Oh, give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be: ‘A man of one book.’”

– John Wesley

“For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”

– Psalm 33:4 (NIV)

“I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word. This proved meat indeed and drink indeed to my soul. I daily received fresh life, light and power from above.”

– George Whitefield

“In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

– Psalm 56:4 (NIV)

“The vigor of our spiritual life will be in the exact proportion to the place held by the Bible in our life and thoughts.”

– George Mueller

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.”

– Philippians 2:14-16 (NIV)

“There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.”

– D.L. Moody

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

– Matthew 25:35 (NIV)