Benefits of Getting Into the Word of GodMarch 24, 2017
Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts. . . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:7, 9
1. WE LEARN GOD’S THOUGHTS. God’s lowest thoughts are higher than our highest thoughts. As we invest our time in reading the Scriptures, our minds get renewed (Romans 12:2) and we trade in our smaller way of thinking for God’s amazing, big beautiful, eternal thoughts!
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
2. WE DISCERN THE TRUTH. A two-edged sword was one of the sharpest and most precise instruments known at the time Hebrews was written. Now we can say God’s Word is sharper than a scalpel or a tungsten needle or a laser! As we humble ourselves and let His Word come into our lives, we receive correction, clarity, truth, and insight.
3. WE RESIST TEMPTATION. When the devil tempted Jesus and concluded by offering Him all the kingdoms of the world, Jesus resisted each time by quoting Scripture. Whatever is making you nervous and frustrated, whatever is tempting you, whatever is standing in the way of breakthrough, be specific and speak out God’s Word.
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
4. WE HAVE SOMETHING TO OFFER OTHERS. When we study God’s Word—by meditating, focusing, fixating, feeding on it—we are ready with a word to give others in the moment when they need it (Ephesians 4:29).
God Bless You!
DAILY CONFESSION (Isaiah 55:10-11)
As the rain and snow water the earth and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so God’s Word will be going into my life. It will not return empty, but will accomplish what God desires for my life, and it will succeed in the matter for which God sent it.
Reasoning power. The power to imagine. A developed intention or plan.
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