The Berean Expositor
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Some Titles of Scripture.
The Word of God.
p. 112
In Volume XXX, page 208, we noted nine occurrences of the phrase "The Word of
God" in the Acts. There are fourteen passages in the epistles that employ this term
(Rom. 9: 6; I Cor. 14: 36; II Cor. 2: 17; 4: 2; Col. 1: 25; I Thess. 2: 13; I Tim. 4: 5;
II Tim. 2: 9; Titus 2: 5; Heb. 4: 12; 13: 7; I Pet. 1: 23; II Pet. 3: 5; I John 2: 14).
There are one or two illuminating contrasts used in these passages.
"THE WORD OF GOD IS NOT BOUND" (II Tim. 2: 9).--The joyous and
irrepressible spirit of the man who was bound is here wonderfully evident.
"NOT AS THE WORD OF MEN" (I Thess. 2: 13).--Praise that its reception
from God by the Thessalonians worked effectually in their conduct.
"NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED"  (I Pet. 1: 23).--The context proceeds to
contrast the withering grass and falling flower of the flesh and its glory, with the
word of the Lord which endureth for ever.
"What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord."
The Word of Truth.
p. 143
Five times do the epistles use the title "The Word of Truth" (II Cor. 6: 7; Eph. 1: 13;
Col. 1: 5; II Tim. 2: 15; James 1: 18).
The apostle Paul included "the word of truth" among those things that approved him
as a minister of God; he uses it as a synonym for the gospel of the salvation of the
Ephesians believers. The word of the truth of the gospel included the hope which was
laid up in heaven for the Colossian believers. In his last epistle, Paul gives us that most
important principle, "rightly dividing the word of truth", and James uses the word of truth
in connection with the believer's begetting, as Peter uses the word of God (I Pet. 1: 23).