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The relevancy of God's word, part 3

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POSTED: June 30, 2007 5:02 a.m.

We have been discussing of the relevancy of God’s word. We saw how that sin is still a problem in our world just as it was when the Bible was penned. As long as sin remains, God’s word is relevant.

God’s word places emphasis on the worth of man.

Jesus talked about this - "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul" (Matt. 16:26).

In another place He said, "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows" (Matt 10:29-31).

Jesus demonstrated His concern for the individual. "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. When He met the woman at the well (John 4)

He took time and talked with a person that in the Jewish mind was lower than an animal.

"Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans" (John 4:9).

God gave His Son to save man from his sin. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" ( John 3:16).

Later He said, "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost" ( Luke 19:10).

God’s word is still relevant. It shows us that God loved us enough to provide a way of salvation for all who will obey God.

 

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