There is a tension running throughout the Bible. It revolves around the question of hearing the Word of God and the other voices throughout culture, then selecting which to follow. Last week we examined how God’s word creates controversy, division, and difficulty. However, there are some very powerful, fulfilling and creative aspects that enter into people’s lives when they hear the Word of God and embrace it. God’s Word has some very distinct traits and studying them helps us understand how to hear, interpret, and live out the Word. Hearing the Word of God is a key to living a dynamic and abundant life.