29 "Is not my word like a fire?" says the Lord; "and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?3 [His Word is Christ, the Word of God, the power of God. Hearing him speaking to you in your heart and then obeying the word of the Lord, results in the burning of the sin within you and a hammering down of that sinful nature.]
16 Holding fast [treasuring] the word of life; so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run or labored in vain.
|1 John 1:1-3 |
1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have touched, of the Word of life;1
2 For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested to us;
3 That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, so that you may also have fellowship [in the Spirit] with us; and truly our fellowship is [in the Spirit] with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.2