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Back to School | From the Editors

  • September 2016 Issue
From the Editors
Millions of children have started back to school. Not that long ago, my wife and I would shop for school supplies with our children. Those folders, pens, and binders represented the work yet to come: papers, science experiments, and math problems.

I remember times as a student when I wondered, “When will I ever need to remember this?” And it’s true—we don’t need to retain everything we memorized so diligently for tests.

But the study of God’s Word is always a worthy investment of our time. On the stone archway leading in to Moody’s administrative building is carved this verse: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15, KJV). Through higher education, publishing, and radio, we want to provide resources that help you know God and His Word in a deeper, richer way.

As believers, we know that the Bible is more than just another important historical book. God’s Word is unique because it is inspired (God-breathed) and entirely without error. Through the pages of the Bible, God reveals Himself to us. The Greek word for “revelation” comes from apokalupsis, meaning “to disclose or unveil.” Through the pages of Scripture, we can see things more clearly. We are able to know God in a deeper, richer way.

Here are just a few reasons why being a student of God’s Word is so valuable.

God’s Word helps us navigate our lives. “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” Psalm 119:105

God’s Word never goes out of date. “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8

God’s Word sustains us. “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

God’s Word is authoritative and true. “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” John 17:17

Thank you for joining us through Today in the Word. What a privilege it is that we have this communication that allows us to better understand God and know Him more fully. We pray that your time spent in Scripture will prove valuable, encouraging and strengthening you in your faith journey as you draw closer
to Him!

BY Bruce Everhart , Executive Editor

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