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Midweek Message from the Archive

Word of God, Speak

Sometimes I feel like a song on my iPod that keeps repeating itself. I often tell people the same thing when they share their life with me. My answer is consistently, “Get into God’s Word. Your answer is there.” This is one of many weeks that I’ve been led by God to speak to you about His Word. I can’t seem to get off the subject, but I’m OK with that.

I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith. (Philippians 3:1 NLT)

1 Tim. 2:14-16 tells me to “keep reminding God’s people of these things …” You know, repetition is the key to learning, God designed us in that way. I want to be someone in your life who plants the Word of God in you (Jms. 1). When you need help, it’ll be there for you to bring comfort, wisdom, and insight.

Some women who were following Jesus and listening to His words realized that He was speaking words of life to them and one cried out, “Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.” But He said, “On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it.” (Luke 11:27, 28 NASB)

You are blessed every time you read His Word; you may not realize it at the moment but you are. It would be easy to forget that second part though, observe it. One translation reads ‘keep it’, another reads ‘puts it into practice’, and yet another says ‘obey it’. That pretty much sums it up, don’t you think? So this week hear God’s Word to you as you read it and reflect on an area of need. Allow God to breathe life into it and bless you with His wisdom, His guidance, His strength, and His help. Whatever you need, He is able and loves you enough to have men of God, whom you can trust, write down His words for Him. It can’t get any easier to study scripture with our amazing technology. Simply google ‘Bible Passages that speak about …’ For example: anger, fear, lust, pride, money, you name it. Look up the passages that speak to your heart and allow Him to give you the strength to overcome anything; that’s how you put it into practice.

A good website to check out is www.biblehub.com. It gives you an opportunity to study a passage using a variety of sources that you probably don’t have laying around the house. Spend some time there, read the commentaries, check the concordance, and study God’s Word. You won’t be sorry you did.

Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth. (2 Timothy 2:15 AMP)

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