"Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him" (Proverbs 30:5). "But He [Jesus] answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God... that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying... Beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles, the people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up" (Matthew 4:4-16).
We hear in every word of God
His voice yet speaking to us still,
To guide us with His staff and rod
And teach us how to do His will.
The Word of God is very pure,
Equipping us with heaven's shield.
His written Word we know is sure;
It is the Spirit's sword we wield.
We hear the words our Savior used
Affirming man needs more than bread,
For when God's counsel is refused
The soul will feed on lies instead.
The words our Savior thrice repeated,
That "it is written" teaches us
His Word shall never be defeated;
This certainty is marvelous!
Isaiah's prophecy was right
Regarding Christ in Galilee,
For souls in darkness saw His light,
And by His truth, He set them free.
O Lord, Isaiah said of You,
That for our sakes, You would be smitten.
We know that prophecy is true,
For You fulfilled that which was written.
How precious is Your Gospel, Lord,
How wondrous is salvation's grace!
How great is indeed is Your Reward
To all who humbly seek Your face!
Lord, thank You for Your written Word
Whereby we listen to Your voice.
Your Gospel message we have heard
Has thrilled our hearts, and we rejoice!