Sunday, September 21, 2014

Love God’s Word – Part 2

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”

Continuing from last post, on Pastor Kyle’s Sermon “Love God’s Word”: There are three things that are true about everything that we love.  (1) We always seem be able to make time for what we really love, with no problem, rushing from task to task. We find that the busyness and distractions of life interferes with our relationships with God, because the idols that we love. our obsessions have turned into a lifestyle, and it's such a non-meaningful thing on which to base one's life. Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” But, the these addictions are epidemic, has put us into bondage and is robbing us.

John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.”

There is actually plenty of time in a day to do what we love; it’s just the things that we love that are questionable. Are our priorities straight and what is the main thing? (2) We always seem to be able to tell others about the things that we love and naturally express it in our living. Do we feel that way about our love of God and His Holy Word? (3) We feel like we cannot and will not live without them. What comes to mind right now? What is there in your life that you cannot live without? Popular trends, crazes and our tastes change too, so it may be something else tomorrow. We seriously need to withdraw from some things which we truly won’t die without, to make more room for what we truly need to survive, and one of those is the Word of God.


Amos 8:11-12 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east;
They shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord, but shall not find it.

Today we have access to God’s Word 24/7/365, if we like or need to, yet never before has our society had busier lifestyles. God’s Word encourages, forgives, uplifts, and teaches, but also guides our walk. Psalm 119:105 Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” A lamp and light upon this journey along the long, broken and winding road that we should not stumble or fall. When we are weak and not walking in God’s Word, we are treading in spiritual darkness. But there are six D’s to success (1) desire, (2) dedication, (3) devotion, (4) determination, (5) discipline, and (6) do it. We must disciple ourselves to love God’s Word and we must discipline ourselves to "do" God’s Word. It’s not about how much Bible I know or how much of the bible I memorize. It’s about how much of God’s Word I have, obediently doing what the “Good Book” says, in being actively engaged to living it out daily, meditating on His Word day and night, and yielding the peaceable fruit of righteousness. Loving God’s Word and doing God’s Word.

Luke 8:21 He (Jesus) replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”

In Christ, Brian


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