13. Word of God: Metaphors and Similes

God’s word is compared to a number of things. Here’s a few I thought of– please leave your comments to give us more!

God’s word is…

Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
1Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword…

God’s word is like:

Silver: Psalm 12:6
Rain: Isaiah 55:10-11
Fire, a Hammer: Jeremiah 23:29


God’s word is our guide, our source of birth & growth, our protection & source of conviction.
God’s words are pure, they give provision and will prosper (at the right season), they are purifying and powerful.

What are your meditations on this subject?

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6 Responses to “13. Word of God: Metaphors and Similes”

  1. Word of God says:

    I’ve been blessed. Also, God’s word is Life.
    “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” – Joh 6:63.

  2. Jeff Miller says:

    Hebrews 4:12
    able to “Judge” the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

  3. Jimmy Hurd says:

    God’s Word is like food. It nourishes our souls. Jeremiah said, “When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight…” (Jeremiah 15:16). David also said, “…they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.” (Psalm 19:10) http://www.LifeTeachingPro.com

  4. Jonathan Loerop says:

    Bread – Matt 4:4; John 6; Mirror – James 1:21-27; Law – Ps 19:7; Water – Jeremiah 2:12-13; John 4; Rain: Isaiah 55:10-11

  5. Andrew Kelly says:

    John 1:[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and ((the Word was God.)) Metaphore for verse 3

    John 1:[2] The same was in the beginning with God.
    [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

    John is using a nice metaphore to show us that the word can make things and he uses the Word was God. Notice he is not saying A God, the God, or God the Father God almighty or God in the flesh etc. John is using God becuase the word can do something big. It Makes. Genesis 1 says God created the heavens and the earth and the Word in John 1 makes. An Engineer and A Builder. Now go back to verse 2.

  6. gospelriver says:

    God’s Word is milk that helps the Christian grow, 1Pet. 2:2

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