“Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life (Proverbs 4:13).
Imagine that you’re a student, and prior to your exams, your teacher gives you all the relevant textbooks and materials to study, points out the very chapters you should focus on, and even the questions to expect. What do you think of the student who says, “I really want to pass this exam, but I don’t have enough time to study?” He has set himself up for failure.
Likewise, in Christianity, we’re in life’s exam; the Holy Spirit, our Teacher, has given us the Word, and He’s shown us how to use it. He’s told us that every problem that’s going to be solved, and every question that’ll be answered, is in the Word. Nothing outside it is coming your way; therefore, study it, understand it, live by it, and you’ll be a success.
However, if someone says, “I want to please God, and do His will. I want to be everything He destined me to be, but my problem is that I really don’t have the time to study the Bible.” That’s like the student we described earlier. Only one outcome can result from such an attitude: failure. You must study and give the Word of God attention in your life. How would you please Him, and be a success in life, if you aren’t acquainted with His Word?
The Word of God is God’s instruction manual for an extraordinary life of glory. It’s the only dependable material to build you up, and sustain you in the transcendent life. So, don’t neglect the Word. The best way to serve God, and be an extraordinary success in life, is to function in, and live according to His Word.
Jesus said, “…he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him” (John 8:29). If you’ll diligently and meditatively study the Word, you’ll know the mind of the Father; His heart will be unveiled to you, and by walking in His light, you can always please Him.
|| Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. ||
|| 2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. ||
|| Acts 20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. ||”
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional
There is no substitute for The Word of God. Yet I daresay, Abraham didn’t have a bible yet he walked with God, so did Enoch, Noah and a bunch of others.
Even with the scriptures the Pharisees were far in seeing The Truth even when he stood right in front of them.
Do you believe God loves you and wants to fellowship with you, talk with you, reveal himself to you?
Yes? Then the Holy Spirit is the voice of God who has been waiting for your decision. The Bible is a textbook for your subsequent courses of action, to check if what or who you’re hearing is God.
If you rely solely on men’s teachings without the Spirit’s voice, you won’t end well…the letter kills.
God is love, and Love wants you free…everyday.