Nine Effects of God's Word

• The Word of God produces faith. (Rom 10:17)
• It is the seed of the new birth. (James 1:18, 1Pet 1:22-23)
• It provides spiritual nourishment. (1Pet 2:2, Matt 4:4, Heb 5:12, 13-14)
• It produces mental illumination. (Psalms 119:130)
• It provides physical healing. (Psalms 107: 17, 18-20, Proverbs 4:20-22)
• It makes victory over sin and Satan possible. (Psalms 119:9, 11, Psalms 17:4)
• It provides cleansing and holiness. (Eph 5:25-27)
• It is a spiritual mirror. (James 1:21-25)
• It is our ultimate judge. (John 12:47-48)


Scripture References for God's Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 | NIV |

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 |

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 |

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 | NIV|

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. James 1:22 | NIV |

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. Psalm 119:9 | NIV |

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. Isaiah 40:8 | NIV |

He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28 | NIV |

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 | NIV |

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 2:14-16a | NIV |

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35 | NIV |

The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. Psalm 119:130 | NIV |

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 |

For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. Psalm 33:4 | NIV |

He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Deuteronomy 8:3 | NIV |

Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. James 1:21 | NIV |

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 | NIV |

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 | NIV |

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 | NIV |

All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal. Psalm 119:160 | NIV|

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalm 130:5 | NIV |

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Proverbs 30:5 | NIV |

So is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 | NIV |

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 | NIV |

I have not departed from the commands of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread. Job 23:12 | NIV |

For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:23 | NIV |