1 Corinthians 4:20 For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.
I love when I go to right about a verse so that I understand it more. Sometimes I start out thinking it means one thing...and as I search through the different translations to see which one makes the verse more clear, I often find it means another. Every time this happens I feel like the Holy Spirit is directing me so that I truly understand God's word.
I started out thinking this verse meant that we couldn't just say we love God, our actions needed to show we loved God. But, what it really means is that God's word is not a lot of fancy words for people to use to look knowledgeable and holy. God's word are power, God's power. The Bible is not just words we read... the Bible is full of our weapons of warfare against evil. The more we seek after God the more of God's power we have to fight that evil. The Bible is like a treasure chest of weapons against evil, against the devil himself. We can open it up and use it or we can try to fight all on our own where our chances are slim. We have the power of God here for our use against all darkness, we just have to open that treasure chest, know those weapons and use them and we can win against the evil that lives on this earth.