‘…Open your ears to the words of his mouth…’ Jeremiah 9:20
What attitude brings the greatest benefit when hearing or reading God’s Word? Receive it as God’s Word – not man’s! It’s propagated by us, but originated by Him. ‘…when you received the word of God…from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is…the word of God…’ (1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV).
Here are four things you must always remember about your Bible:
1) It’s authoritative. ‘They were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority…they were all amazed …saying, ‘…”What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out” (Luke 4:36 NKJV). The forces of darkness around us must r
ecognise and submit to God’s authoritative Word. So stand on it!
2) It’s creative. ‘…by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed’ (2 Peter 3:5 NIV). His Word alone was enough to create all that exists. He doesn’t have to strive or sweat, He just has to say it and it’s done. So speak God’s Word!
3) It’s effective. ‘”…my word…will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it”‘ (Isaiah 55:11 NIV). Every Word God speaks is on a mission and is guaranteed to accomplish it in accordance with His will, His strategy and His timing. So put God’s Word to work!
4) It’s dynamic. ‘”…The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life”‘ (John 6:63 NIV). When you receive it as the Word of God, it produces life-changing results. It can’t just sit there and do nothing, it must generate, for it is ‘…the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe’ (1 Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV)! http://www.ucb.co.uk/word_for_today .
..I have a story for you,
not today though,
so till next time, easy does it 🙂