Word of God, Speak (2)
Sometimes I feel like I’ve hit Repeat on my iPod because I often say the same thing. I have a repeating response when someone shares their difficulties in life with me. “Get into God’s Word. Your answer is there,” I often tell them. 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 us to “keep reminding God’s people of these things …” You know, repetition is the key to learning and God designed us that way. I want to be someone in your life who plants the Word of God in you like seed in a garden. When you need help, God, through His Word, will be there for you to bring comfort, wisdom, and insight.
As he was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, “God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!” Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” (Luke 11:27-28 NLT)
You are blessed every time you read His Word; you may not realize it at the moment but it’s true. It would be easy to forget that second part though, observe it. One translation reads ‘keep it’ and another reads ‘obey it’. That pretty much sums it up, don’t you think? 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 inspire men of God write down His words.
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)
My prayer for you this morning is that you’ve seen the value of Bible Study. Find a group of like-minded believers and dive in!