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God's Word is separated from all other literary works because it comes forth out of the mouth of God.

"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works" (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

The entire Bible is given by inspiration of God! The word inspiration is translated from the Greek word "theopneustos."

This compound Greek word literally means "God breathed." This is why we call the Bible the Word of God. God inspired men to write His words.

Since the Bible comes from the mouth of God, it has abilities that other books don't have.
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing where to I sent it.
(Isa. 55:10-11)
The Word of God is compared to rain. Rain brings life to earth; it causes plants to grow, trees to bear fruit, and grass to be lush and green.

In the same way the Word of God brings life to people. It causes us to prosper and be blessed in every area of our lives as we hear it and meditate on it.

What Makes The Bible Such A Powerful Book?
The Bible is powerful because it came forth from the mouth of God. That's why we call it the Word of God. Notice what this Scripture declares:
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
(2 Tim. 3:16-17)
I like the phrase "God-breathed"! That means that the Bible came out of God's mouth. He used men to write it, but it's His Word and not man's.

God took control of men and caused them to write down His words to mankind (2 Peter 1:21). As a result the Bible isn't like any other book. Notice what Jesus, who was God the Son, said about the Word of God:

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life (John 6:63).

The Bible contains the Word of God, which is spirit and has life. The word life in the above text is the Greek word "Zoe," which means "the God kind of life or life that comes from God."

The Bible is full of the Word of God which is a spiritual substance having God's life in it. This is why the Bible is such a powerful book. This powerful substance—the life of God—has the supernatural ability to teach and equip the Christian.

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