Why Do You Believe The Way You Do?

Why do we believe things about the Word of God the way we do? Why do we hold to the teaching and doctrines? There are many possible reasons for holding these truth. But, are they the right reasons?

All Christians should want to know the truth and then practice that truth in their everyday walk for the Lord Jesus. But the question before us today is: How can we know what I believe is right? Some of the reasons we give may be OK as secondary reasons.

Do we accept the doctrine in the Bible because:

  •  Our Church teaches it.
  • Our parents believe it.
  • Our preacher preaches it.
  • Our teachers teach it.

Let’s say that the individuals above are faithful to God’s Word. Christians should be able to expect that what is taught by the above is the truth. If we have the faithful influences above, it should help us grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.

But we can not be saved by what others believe and teach, no matter if it is the truth. Someone said, “no truth is truly yours until you find it for yourself in the Word of God.”. I must have a personal faith and belief in God’s Word. We can and do learn more about the Bible with the help of others. By having a personal knowledge of the Word and the desire to learn more, that will help us to know whether what is being taught is Scriptural.

By knowing what is real and true, we can discern and distinguish truth from error. The Berean’s in Acts 17:11 were commended by the Apostle Paul, not because they accepted what he taught, hook, line, and sinker, but because “they searched the scripture daily to see if what he taught was true.”

We need to know God’s Word that way. If we do, we will not be influenced by false teachers from within and without. We will be able to help not only ourselves stay true to the “faith once for all delivered to the saints,” but will be able to teach others. We must follow the teaching Paul gave in 2 Tim. 2:2. It is there that he told Timothy to teach the Word to faithful men, who would likewise teach faithful ones. By following this excellent procedure, we can be faithful to the Word and know that we are helping future generations understand the importance of studying and passing on God’s Word to others!

 

#word-of-god

The Bible IS Inspired by God

Writers and commentators in the world often see the Bible very differently than faithful members of the Lord’s church.

Members of the body of Christ know the Bible is inspired. They know this because the New Testament says it is inspired. The Apostle Peter said “but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost,” (2 Peter 1:21). The Apostle Paul wrote, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God,” (2 Timothy 3:16). As far as the apostles of Christ were concerned, the Bible was (and is) the inspired word of Almighty God.

But many do not share the inspired apostles’ claims. J.B. Phillips, the translator of the “New Testament in Modern English” said in the foreword of his book, “For the most part, I am convinced they (the writers of the New Testament) had no idea they were writing Holy Scriptures.” Phillips also said he was an interpreter rather than a translator, saying that, at times, “he is bound, after careful consideration, to set down the most likely meaning” of a passage.

Such an attitude reflects the view of the Bible as uninspired, for if the Bible is the inspired word of God, no one would dare tamper with its words. If the Bible is the inspired word of the Almighty Father, then all would have to honor it and obey it as it is written, instead of paraphrasing it to sound like a bedtime story.

There is a reason, of course, why the world denies the inspiration of the Bible. If the Bible is not inspired, then it may be ignored and the individual may continue his or her life deaf to its message. To them, the Bible is just an ordinary human document, like any other book; there is no requirement to obey it or hold ones’ life accountable to it.

But the Lord Christ promised divine inspiration while he was on earth (Matthew 10:18-20; John 16:13-14). The Lord kept his promise in Acts 2 when the Holy Spirit inspired these same men to speak his word before that large crowd in Jerusalem.

People, however, deny the inspiration of the scriptures because they deny the scriptures’ authority on how to conduct themselves. They deny the scriptures’ authority so they can commit adultery, allow themselves to be drunken with alcohol, engage in sexual immorality and allow hundreds of other sins in which they wish to engage. They wish to degrade the scriptures because they want to put God in other than first place. (Matthew 6:33).

But the Bible is the inspired word of God. It does have the authority to regulate conduct of people on the earth, and it has that ability because it is God’s word! The Bible is the inspired word of God no matter what man may say against it.

#bible, #inspiration-of-the-bible, #word-of-god

Loving the law of God

Good morning everyone. Our text today is found in Ps. 119:97-104. Of course, as we said in an earlier lesson, all of this psalm is excellent reading for an attitude toward knowledge of the Word. Each of these eight verses has a lesson for us.

  • 97: O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
    • Have you thought about what it means to love the law. Sometimes the law of God is our strongest rebuke. Do we love it then? Sometimes it requires us to forego what we may consider a sweet pleasure. Do we love it then? Sometimes it may require of us activities that we strongly resist. Do we love it then? Our love for the word must go beyond our wants to our welfare. We must love it because of the pure character it creates in us. We must love it because of the disciplined person it causes us to become. We must love it because it has the only instruction that can save us and those we love and know. Our fleshly feelings about what we want or do not want must be subjugated to our love for God and therefore for the word he gives us.
  • 98: Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
    • Wisdom, the commodity more precious than gold, can only be ours through the understanding knowledge of God’s word. We need not mistake worldly wisdom for getting rich or getting ahead or gaining prestige as the most valuable wisdom. Solomon had all of this freely given to him by God, but the wisdom he needed to gain for himself through the knowledge of the word was lost to him as he squandered his time on earth in pursuits that would not help him in judgment.
  • 99: I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
    • We spend a lot of time studying about a lot of things. If at home, our parents have reverently taught us the Word and impressed upon us, by word and action, it’s precepts, then we are more educated than our teachers. They may know math, science, grammar (or whatever), but we know the mind of the creator through his revealed will. May we do as much for our own children.
  • 100: I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
    • Once again we see that understanding comes with knowledge. You see, with the correct knowledge, we are able to put things in the proper perspective. We learn that if we love God and His word more than our family, then we have loved our family in the highest way we can upon this earth. We learn that if we love spiritual life more than physical life, then we are ready for death while others are still preparing for retirement. We learn that it is more important to save a soul than save a dollar. It is more important to die than to live, to serve than to be served. With knowledge, we are prepared for life and for death. Most of the multitudes that have come before us and that surround us do know this.
  • 101: I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
    • It is knowledge that leads us from evil so that we can be prepared for death. Restraint that we exercise because of God’s word does not limit our life, it make it rich. Trust, safety, security, certainty, love, health, family are all results from following principles of God. Crime, lawsuits, fear, divided families, broken bodies, insecurities are the result of evil. The more we keep the Word, the more we escape these evils. The more we refrain from practicing these evils, the more we appreciate the Word.
  • 102: I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.
    • We must keep the word continuously, not just occasionally. “If we walk in the light…” (1 Jn. 1:7) denotes continuous action on our part. Not only has God taught us that, He is helping us do that (1 Cor. 10:13; Heb. 4:16).
  • 103: How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
    • When we realize all that God’s word does for us, we will naturally love it. We must, however, continue to partake of it in order to keep a taste for it. We must not mix it with the ingredients of sin or our taste will change ever so subtly till we no longer have a taste for the word of God. Protect yourself and your children from this doom.
  • 104: Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
    • I pray that I am constantly working on my mind to “…Abhor that which is evil and cleave to that which is good” (Rom. 12:9). It is hard for me to have the mind of God toward evil if I do not constantly fill my mind with what he says. This is why the Bible is full of admonitions to God more knowledge. To walk with God we must be in agreement with Him (Amos 3:3).

Mike Glenn

#bible, #psalms, #word-of-god, #youth

What the Iranians understand better than denominationalists

The title of the news article reads, “Troubled by Growth of Christianity, Iranian Regime Destroys Bibles.” Want to stop the growth of Christianity? Then get rid of the power behind the movement, the Bible. This is something that the Iranian mullahs seem to understand.

Would that people who claim to be Christians had such insight!

There is no limit to the liberal denials about the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture. Central doctrines, such as the incarnation, the miracles, and resurrection of Christ, are commonly and frequently denied. Liberals consider the Word of God as myths and stories stitched together that interpret, by no small stretch of the imagination, Jesus as the Son of God who died for the sins of the world.

One Episcopal bishop denies all these doctrines, a not atypical approach to sweeping away the Bible while pretending to hang on to some vestige of religion:

  • God as the creator distinct from the creation
  • Adam as a special creation and historical figure
  • The Devil as an actual entity
  • The historical fall of humanity from innocence into sin
  • Israel as ever having been God’s chosen people
  • The doctrine of the Trinity
  • Christ as preexisting in heaven before his human life
  • Christ as the incarnation of God, as the God-man
  • The virgin birth of Christ
  • Christ performed miracles
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ
  • The ascension of Christ
  • The Atonement — Christ’s death as delivering human beings from sin
  • Salvation through faith in Christ alone
  • Eternal punishment for the unbelieving or the wicked (cited by K. Boa)

With such a list, there’s nothing left to defend as distinctive about the Christian faith. The Christ-less bishop obviously doesn’t believe that the Bible is essential to Christianity.

Evangelicals today, however, are little better. While mouthing allegiance, they give the Bible less and less space as music and theater crowd out the sacred oracles. As well, their moral positions (not to mention doctrinal denials of biblical teaching) are little better than the liberals. Adultery, just to mention one, is rife among them.

Those outside of Christ know better than those who claim some allegiance to the Lord that the Bible is the heart and soul of the Way. Would to God that we know it, too.

#bible, #christian-scriptures, #iran, #liberalism, #word-of-god

Why We Teach God’s Word

Why do we teach the Word of God? We are instructed to be good Bible students. 2nd Tim. 2:15 tells us that we must “…rightly divide the Word of truth.” We are to study God’s Word to learn His will for us and to learn how we can apply it to our daily walk for the Lord Jesus.

We have an obligation, yea, privilege, to not only study the Bible for our own spiritual growth, we study it to help others learn more about God’s Word. Paul told Timothy, in 2 Tim. 2:1-2 “You then, my child, be strengthened by he grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have learned from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

One reason to study God’s Word is so that we can help future generations to remain faithful to the Word! We must teach the Bible in a way that will encourage our students to want to share it with their students, thus keeping on making disciples and teaching them what the Lord has taught personally and through His apostles. By doing this we will ensure that we, along with the ones we teach have a firm foundation in God’s Word. We will instill a desire in our students to regard the Bible as God’s Word and to base their faith upon that standard. We must know what we believe and why. If we put the proper emphasis on the Bible we will not be led astray by false teachers.

Let’s faithfully teach the Bible! Someone taught the Word of God to whoever taught us, so let’s praise God for that and tell someone about Jesus ad His Word!

#bible, #word-of-god

A Faithful Servant & His Faithful Lord

INTRODUCTION: This is the last book that the Apos-tle Paul penned chronologically. Paul is in Rome in the time of Nero, awaiting execution. As a Roman citizen he would escape crucifixion and be beheaded. In this last chapter of the book (chapter 4) is what some have called “ Paul’ s Last Will & Testament.” He wants to encourage Timothy in his work for the Lord and to instruct him on what to expect as the “ torch is passed” to him. Paul re-minds Timothy that he was faithful to the Lord Jesus and encourages Timothy to stand fast. He reminds Timothy that they serve a God and a Savior who is likewise faithful.

The Charge of Paul to Timothy (vs. 1-5)

 In verse 1 we see the authority of the ‘charge.” It is a military term that denotes that it is not just a suggestion. This charge is based on and backed by the Father and the Son. The One (Jesus) who will keep His promise to “judge the living and the dead.”

This passage confirms that Jesus is coming again.

Timothy is told to “Preach the Word!” (stress inerrancy). Let’s turn back to 2 Tim. 3:14-18. He is told to continue in the Word of God.

Timothy must be ready at all times to stand upon and proclaim the Word of God. He must be faithful to do it no matter where he is and what audience he is speaking, teaching or preaching.

Timothy is told how to “preach the Word.”  Convince, (NKJV) rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.  Why was there then  and why is there  now an urgency to “preach the Word?”  “For the time will come..” (Already there/here.) that many “will not endure sound doctrine” –leaving the Word of God. They will not want to follow the Bible anymore unless convenient.

Jesus said, “If you love Me, Keep My commandments.” People will find teachers who will tell them what they want to hear. (itching ears.)   Christians will turn “aside” Leave the Truth, Church & the Lord V. 4. They will base their beliefs not on the Bible, but on fables.

 What does Paul Tells Timothy To Do. He tells him to be watchful Timothy must know the Word and know what he believes in order to confront error—2 Tim. 2:15- importance of study—2Tim 3:14- 15 He must do the work of an evangelist-Timothy was to faithful preach and teach the Word of God. The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18- 20; Mark 16:15-16) He must fulfill your ministry. Each one of us has a ministry. The Lord has given each one of us at least one talent, probably more than we realize. We must be willing to use that talent for the Lord. We must be willing to be used of God to help reach the lost with the saving Gospel and also to strengthen the saved.

Can the Lord Jesus count on YOU!

#christian-service, #faithfulness, #word-of-god

Taking Up The Whole Armor of God

Many times in his writings the Apostle Paul used military imagery in describing spiritual things. One reason for this was that in many parts of the Roman Empire, the presence of the military was out in full force. Paul used illustrations and terms that the people were accustomed to.

In Ephesians 6:10-17 he wrote about “taking up the whole armor of God.”. What did he mean? Paul was using the imagery of the different parts of the Roman soldier’s armor to illustrate some very important ways that a Christian can be equipped for service to the Lord Jesus.

Most of the armor is of a defensive nature and some offensive. The Roman government provided their armies with everything they would need to do battle. They were equipped for service to Caesar. How much more should the child of the King be equipped for service to the Lord.

Paul took the different parts of the soldier’s armor and made spiritual application. In Ephesians 6:10 he says “be strong in the Lord…”. Paul reminds us that our battle is not against an enemy we can see on the battlefield, but on a spiritual one, that is, Satan, himself. If we will let Him, the Lord will equip us door this battle. One important aspect we must understand up front is that we cannot win the battle in our own strength, but can, with the help of the Holy Spirit, win the battle. It is as the Word of God says, “greater is He. Who is in you than he who is the world.”

Verses 14-17 speak of defensive weapons by which we can protect ourselves in this battle. It is in the later part of verse 17 that we are introduced to the offensive weapon, the “sword of the spirit which is the Word of God.”

The Word of God is powerful! Paul told us in 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 that the Word is inspired of God. It is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

If we are willing to not only read God’s Word but to study it, mediate upon it, and tell others about it, we will “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ,” – we will be able to help and encourage other believers as we serve in the Lord’s army.

The hymn writer, Sabine Baring-Gould penned these famous words, “Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before; Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe, forward into battle, see His banners go.” Let’s go forward lifting up the Name of the Lord Jesus before a lost and dying world, reaching the lost with the Gospel and strengthening the saved!

#christian-living, #spiritual-growth, #whole-armor-of-god, #word-of-god

Your Favorite Sermon

I don’t remember anything else that happened that day. And honestly, I can’t even recall the week, month, or year. I’m not for certain which Bible verses he used or what song we sang before or after but I’ll always remember my favorite sermon. The preacher (I won’t mention his name due to the fact that he would much rather have people remember the message and not who delivered it) wore a nice suit.

He stood at the front of the packed auditorium and spoke about hypocrisy. He mentioned how often we strive to look like we’re following Christ but sometimes our hearts are far from him. I was going through a difficult time in my life and knew that I needed to get right with God. The message hit home and I got back on the path I needed to be on.

When the speaker concluded his sermon, he took off that nice suit coat and underneath was a ripped, torn, and filthy dress shirt. It didn’t take long for those of us sitting in the pews to realize and soon everyone began to chuckle. But the point was made and will stick with me always.

If you’re like me, then you’ve probably heard thousands of sermons. Some at lectureships, workshops, Gospel meetings, or your weekly church gathering so I’m asking, what sermon has made an impact in your life and why?

What’s your favorite sermon?

#fellowship, #sermons, #word-of-god

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"Be mindful of the words"

“Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior” (2 Peter 3:1-2 NKJV).
Americans seem predisposed to be suspicious and always looking for “hidden meanings.” The plethora of Crime Scene Investigative TV shows, hidden psychological explanations of behaviors, and movies like “The Da Vinci Code,” and political platitudes have so fostered a climate of doubt, disgust, and distrust, that many, if not, most Americans rarely accept anything “at face value.” But this honesty with truth is exactly what Peter is calling for: “be mindful of the words” of the holy prophets and apostles of the Lord. Many today approach the Bible with their same daily doubt so that they look off the pages, between the lines, or beneath the words for some “code,” and are bereft of the faith that comes from reading and accepting the word of God “at face value.” The Devil has disciples by causing people to look for God’s Truth everywhere else but at the words, themselves.
Our task as Christians and Teachers is to convince everyone of the absolute truth of the Word of God “as it is in truth” (1 Thessalonians 2:13). To do that, we must: “let your “Yes,” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment” (James 5:12). Let’s keep all eyes clearly focused upon “the words” of the Scriptures that God has given to all.

#truth, #word-of-god

Standing On The Faithful Word!

Text: II Timothy 3:16 – 4:4  (16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 1 I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

* Introduction: Standing On The Promises! It is our prayer that all will be like the Bereans, whom we read about in Acts 17. They were commended because they had a great love for the Word of God. We’re told that after hearing Paul, they went and “searched the Scriptures daily.” If we have this kind of love for the Bible, we will always be found “standing on the promises.” We can count on God, can He count on YOU?

What Kind of Foundation Do YOU Have? We build our lives on all kinds of foundations. Jesus spoke of those who build their lives on the sand, a life that has no permanent foundation. He contrasted that with one who built their lives on a solid foundation. The one who built on the sand had all kinds of problems in life. The one who built on the right foundation (Jesus) enjoyed the blessings of God. Continue reading

#bible, #christian-service, #dedication, #faithfulness, #foundations, #scripture, #word-of-god

God Commissions Joshua

After the death of Moses, Joshua led the Children of Israel into the Promised Land. Here in Joshua 1:1-9 we read of the commission given by the LORD Himself. We can make application for ourselves from this passage on how we are to regard the Word of God.

He promises Joshua and us that, if we obey Him He will never forsake us. (Joshua 1:5) Joshua 1:7-8 tell us what the LORD told Joshua regarding the Word of God. Christians today must appropriate these verses for themselves. Remember, no truth of God’s Word is truly yours until you find it for yourself in the Bible. We must be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11. Continue reading

#joshua, #old-testament, #word-of-god

Having The Right Foundation

Having the right foundation spiritually can make the difference on where one spends eternity.  The only foundation that will make it. past this life is one that is based and founded upon the Word of God. It is one that puts it’s trust in the One whom the Apostle John called the “Word.” It is a life built on a trust in the saving work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We build our lives on all kinds of foundations. Jesus spoke  of those who build  their lives on the sand, which has no permanent foundation. He contrasted that with the ones who built their lives on a solid foundation.  The one who built on the sand had all kinds of problems; the one on the solid foundation had the blessings of God.

We need to base our faith on the foundation of the Lord Jesus and His blessed Word.  Romans 10:7 reads, “and so faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” 

We must be found standing on a faithful Word.  We must have the assurance that the Bible we read, study and live by is really God’s Word.

The Apostle Paul answered that question for us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

It is the responsibility of every Christian to be steadfast. We have a reliable Bible and in  it we find out how to live the Christian life.  If we will but allow the Lord, He will equip us for service today!

We must be willing to put Him first in our lives at all times, not just when it is convenient for us.  The song “I’ll Put Jesus First in My Life,” tells us in verse 1 that to the Christian the “the world all about me has now no allure.” 

This  means that  once we put the Lord Jesus on in baptism  we change“kingdoms.” Paul told the Colossian church that we have been conveyed out of a kingdom of  darkness that leads to Hell and now we are in the kingdom of the Son of His love, a kingdom of light ruled by the Jesus. We are now in the“marvelous light of the gospel” and have the privilege to help other find that light.

#bible, #word-of-god

Take Up The Whole Armor of God!

Many times in his writings the Apostle Paul used military imagery in describing spiritual things. One reason for this was that in many parts of the Roman Empire, the presence of the military was out in full force. Paul used illustrations and terms that the people were accustomed to.

In Ephesians 6:10-17 he wrote about “taking up the whole armor of God.”. What did he mean?  Paul was using the imagery of the different parts of the Roman soldier’s armor to illustrate some very important ways that a Christian can be equipped for service to the Lord Jesus.

Most of the armor is of a defensive nature and some offensive.  The Roman government provided their armies with everything they would need to do battle.  They were equipped for service to Caesar.  How much more should the child of the King be equipped for service to the Lord.

Paul took the different parts of the soldier’s armor and made spiritual application.  In Ephesians 6:10 he says “be strong in the Lord…”. Paul reminds us that our battle is not against an enemy we can see on the battlefield, but on a spiritual one, that is, Satan, himself.  If we will let Him, the Lord will equip us door this battle. One important aspect we must understand up front is that we cannot win the battle in our own strength, but can, with the help of the Holy Spirit, win the battle. It is as the Word of God says, “greater is He. Who is in you than he who is the world.”

Verses 14-17 speak of defensive weapons by which we can protect ourselves in this battle. It is in the later part of verse 17 that we are introduced  to the offensive weapon, the “sword of the spirit which is the Word of God.”

The Word of God is powerful! Paul told us in 2nd Timothy 3:16-17 that the Word is inspired of  God.  It is “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God  may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

If we are willing to not only read God’s Word but to study it, mediate upon it, and tell others about it, we will “grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ,” – we will be able to help and encourage other believers as we serve in the Lord’s army.

The hymn writer, Sabine Baring-Gould penned these famous words, “Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before; Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe, forward into battle, see His banners go.”. Let’s go  forward lifting up the Name of the Lord Jesus before a lost and dying world, reaching the lost with the Gospel and strengthening the saved!

 

#christian-living, #spiritual-warfare, #word-of-god

The Sown Word

Had the word of God been sown into your heart? Is that word that was sown any longer present? If it is not, why is that? It is because Satan took it away, and how did “he” do that? “He” did it this way: your lack of understanding produced in you no desire to hear further because it was too hard (John 6:60, 66). It is not any more complicated than this.

Had the word of God been sown into your heart? When you heard it, did you embrace it with enthusiasm, desiring to learn more? Now, however, you no longer have an interest – why is that? The answer lies in the fact that you had no “root in” yourself; that is, you were (are) selfish, self-interested, and you tripped (stumbled) over that which others mocked. You were (are) weak spiritually.

Had the word of God been sown into your heart? Indeed it had, but the interests, the other things of life pulled you away because they demanded your attention. The result of this is that whatever desire you have (or had) to produce the fruit that lasts for eternity was never able to take root because it was choked by all the weeds that grew (grows) up around it.

Had the word of God been sown into your heart? What was the produce?

#fruit, #heart, #word-of-god

Who needs to hear this today?

“Please see to it that you never separate the Word and the living God from each other.” –Andrew Murray, Living the New Life

An amazing statement to me, so true, and one that applies in so many ways. By the Word — let’s be clear — Murray means the Bible.

#bible, #word-of-god