As a guide for our lives, the Bible is paramount. God would be unknown to us, Calvary would only be known to its few personal witnesses, and the Holy Spirit would only be known to a few if it were not for the Word of God. No wonder David declared, “For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name” (Psalm 138:2).
God’s Word is the final authority by which we judge our lives, sermons, doctrines, organizational rules, spiritual gifts, and the will of God. Nothing bears rule and authority above the Word of God! It is the lone standard by which all else will be judged. Tradition pales and falls before the truth of Scripture. Thus we must make the Bible the focal point of our lives. The following passages demonstrate the value of God’s Word:
We must never measure ourselves by someone else or some other rule or measuring devise other than the Bible. (See our courses on “The Importance of the Word of God” and “How to Study the Bible Systematically” for an in-depth discussion of the importance of the Word of God. )