Word of God is Like – Seven Images in Bible

A Picture is worth a thousand words” – Saying from Chinese Proverb

  • Bible often portrays various visual images or pictures to describe themes or topics (Psalms 23:1, Psalms 18:1 etc).
  • Old Testament is full of images or visual representation of the things to come. In fact, Bible offers different images for the ‘Word of God’ itself.
  • We find seven different images for the Word of God in the bible. This bible study lesson is the list of these images found in the bible.
  1. The bible is Like a Double Edged Sword:
    • Hebrews 4:12: -”For the word of God is living 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.”
  2. Like Fire:
    • Jer 23:29: – “”Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”
  3. Like Hammer:
    • Jer 23:29: – “”Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?”
  4. Like Lamp and Light:
    • Ps 119:105: – “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path.”
  5. Like Food:
    • Mat 4:4: – “Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
    • 1 Pet 1:25-2:2:”But the word of the Lord stands forever.” And this is the word that was preached to you. Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.”
  6. Like Seed:
    • 1 Pet 1:23: – “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.
  7. Like Mirror:
    • James 1:22-25: – “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.”

(There are few of the images, I discovered in the bible. If you have come across more, please share it here.)

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16 comments

  1. Thanks for the twitter updates, always apprecited. Another look at a Bible is never a waste of time. Good points.
    Again, thanks
    D

  2. I want to know if you have any bible study lessons on the old testament. Like a worksheet that discusses the whole old testament in a questionaire form? I would love to read and search scriptures for the answers.

  3. Iam greatly indebted to you servant of God for the valuable materials I have received since Isubscribed. the materials have helped me spiritually and the flock Icare for. Thank you so much and may the Lord continue to enrich and use you in this area of service

    Pastor Elsham T. Ambale
    KENYA

  4. Whoever wishes to follow christ must deny him/heself the best in life and bear upon his/her shoulders the cross and jesus.(Mt.16:24ff)Being christ’s disciple one must be ready to suffer for righteousness,justice,truth and life of others,

  5. you describe the 7 images of the word of god from the bible, but then display an image that wasn’t listed (the symbol of a fish), one that i see on many Christian vehicles. What does that image depcit, why isn’t it in the bible? if it isn’t in the bible, why do Christians use this image?

  6. Eric,

    Thank you for an excellent question. During the early days of Christianity, Christians were often put to death for practicing their faith, so they worshiped in secret places. A fish painted on the outside door of a house let other Christians know that they would be safe and welcome inside. The Christian fish symbol is now often used to identify Christians and/or Christian businesses.

    This is why I added it as an image in this bible study, since it signifies the importance of an image. You can check out about it more here:
    http://www.eureka4you.com/fish/fishsymbol.htm
    http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-fish-symbol.html

  7. you have done a good job by putting this together. Maybe you could add the 8th Image of Water Eph 5 :25-27

  8. Your team has simplified the studying of bible, its become alot fun reading and studying the bible.

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