To believe God is to believe God’s word. We cannot separate belief in God from His word (Rom 10:17; Matt 4:4). Belief in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God is a result of hearing the message of the inspired apostles and prophets (John 17:20; 2 Pet 1:19-21). Apart from God we have no faith or hope that saves (1 Pet 1:21)!

The Psalmist in 119:9-16 gives us some insight as to the power of God’s word in a person’s life to guide them, save them from sin, and connect them in a practical way to their God. Indeed, what a treasure it is!

Beth Psa. 119:9-16

9     How can a young man keep his way pure?

By living according to your word.

10    I seek you with all my heart;

do not let me stray from your commands.

11    I have hidden your word in my heart

that I might not sin against you.

12    Praise be to you, O Lord;

teach me your decrees.

13    With my lips I recount

all the laws that come from your mouth.

14    I rejoice in following your statutes

as one rejoices in great riches.

15    I meditate on your precepts

and consider your ways.

16    I delight in your decrees;

I will not neglect your word.