Summary: Proposition: The Word of God is sufficient for every situation of life for God’s glory, and our godliness.
Proposition: The Word of God is sufficient for every situation of life for God’s glory, and our godliness.
Key Verse: Matthew 4:4
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 (Matthew 4:4).
God made us to be dependent on Him. We were not meant to go it alone. This is not an unusual truth. We are God’s creation. Is the pot independent of the Potter? We need God. And He has provided a Revelation of Himself and His workings among men. God has given us the Bible. In it we find the solution to EVERY situation. It gives wisdom for all mankind regardless of poverty or wealth. It gives guidance to all men whether in the first century or the twenty-first. No, I am not exaggerating. If you find a difficulty that is outside the scope of God’s power, then you have a puny God. My God, the Living God of the Bible is a Mighty God; He is the God of Omnipotence. Is there anything too hard for JEHOVAH? There is no temptation so great, that God’s mighty Word cannot stop it. There is no loss so deep that God’s still small voice cannot bring comfort to it. There is no trial so impossible, that God cannot turn it around for your good and His glory. We serve a Mighty God, and when He speaks the waves and the wind cease. Brothers, this is what I must tell you today: God’s Word is sufficient for every situation of life for God’s glory and our good, godliness, and sanctification.
Let me bring this into perspective. We are in a series called “Foundations of the Christian Faith.” I am endeavoring to teach the great doctrines of the Bible. The central purpose in all the Bible is GOD’S GLORY. The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. In fulfilling this fundamental purpose, God makes His people to be like His Son. Who displays the glory of the Father most radiantly? The Son of God. Who does the Father delight in most of all? Behold my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased! Therefore we are made like Christ, but how? How does God sanctify the sons of men? We may answer this question with a number of Bible verses:
· Romans 10:17 Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the WORD OF GOD.
· Proverbs 30:5 Every WORD OF GOD is pure , He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.
· 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as IN A GLASS the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
It is the Glass, or Mirror of the WORD OF GOD that changes us to be like Christ. Therefore, my proposition to you this morning is this: The Word of God is sufficient for every situation in life—for God’s glory, and for our good. For God’s glory, because when we become like Christ through His Word, God is Most Glorified, and our highest good is achieved!!
Let us come to our text once again in Matthew chapter 4.
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he 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.
1. THE WORD OF GOD IS SUFFICIENT FOR EVERY MAN.
When we look for a panacea for every kind of problem for every kind of person, we find only One. The Bible is sufficient whether you are rich or poor; whether you have been saved 1 hour, 1 year, or 100 years! Man, that is every man, woman, and child, shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God. The Word of God is sufficient for you for whatever spiritual condition you are in today. Are you without Christ? You need the Word of God. Are you backslidden and in a terrible mess in your life? You need this Book! Are you hurting today? The Bible is the answer! Do you desire to be pure and clean in this dirty old world? The Bible will show you how to live godly in Christ Jesus. Are you a child? The Bible is so simple, I child can understand it. What did Paul say to Timothy?