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 Timothy 3:16-17
What is the word of God? It is his divine wisdom, his will, and a manifestation of his power. In his words are the commands and guidance to live an obedient life. A life that demonstrates love for our heavenly Father and is a witness to others of his perfect will. The word is the message of Jesus Christ. It is the path to salvation and presents the mysteries that God has chosen to reveal. It was by his word that everything was created. It is by his word that everything holds together. It is by his word that everything will be destroyed. The gospel of John tells us that Jesus is the incarnate word of God, so to live in Christ is to live in the word.
To live in the word of God means to pursue his will by spending meaningful, quality time in the scriptures; paying attention to ministers who are accurately preaching the tenets and precepts of the bible; and diligence in putting all that guidance into the works of your life. Faith can be defined as the belief in the word of God. So have faith, but also know that your faith is worthless without doing – be a doer, not just a hearer. Read James 2:14-26 We are blessed by what we do, not by what we know. This is the difference between wisdom and knowledge.
A mark of the genuine Christian is a thirst and need for knowledge and understanding of the word of God. Peter tells us to shed the filthy rags of the worldly life, and like babies to long for the pure milk of the word so that we may grow in the faith. Read I Peter 2:1-3 A mark of the lost and of the faux Christian is apathy toward the word of God.