The Bible is God’s Word

Psalm 119:81-105

We must be careful to follow and obey the Bible as it is God’s Word.  Many believers are slipping away from the truths of God’s Word and replacing them with what feels good and is comfortable.

The believer must be diligent to know and obey the Bible in every aspect of life.  The trap that many believers are stepping into is just to give heed to their favorite portions of Scripture and ignore the rest.  This kind of action soothes the mind and heart just enough for a casual obedience to the Word. When this happens, the believer slowly slips away from Biblical guidelines and living the life that God desires.

We must give more than a few moments of our time to reading, understanding, and obeying the Bible.  This response must be a lifestyle of an effective and obedient believer.  It is not how many facts we know about the Bible but what we are applying to our life in obedience to the Word that makes the real difference.

Today

Proverbs 27:1, 3:5-6, 16:3; Ephesians 4:15-21

It is with thanks to God (James 1:17) that we begin another day.  We plan and anticipate all that is to take place in this day.  However, it is a great temptation to procrastinate and put things off until later that should be done today.

Although we surely cannot do everything today, it is wise to live this day to the fullest, praying and trusting God as we commit all our works to Him (Proverbs 16:3).  We are doing this so that we will not put off to a later day things that we should do today.

Maybe we should

  1. Send a thank you note to a friend
  2. Visit someone in need
  3. Make things right with a friend or family member
  4. Pay off an old debt to a friend
  5. Do that favor you promised a long time ago

Yes, tomorrow may come, but we should wisely and obediently invest our time/life today in the things that God impresses on our mind and heart.  Someone well said, “Send flowers while people can small them.”  Don’t think that there is always another day.

Sowing is Important

I Kings 11:1-43, Galatians 6:7-8

These children in Zambia know that it is important to plant the crop that they wish to harvest and then to daily care for the garden.

Everyone knows that they cannot plant one thing and expect to get something else at the time of harvest.  The law of the harvest is that what you plant is what you get. 

In our passage today, King Solomon decided that he would disobey the commands and instructions of God, and in so doing, his heart was turned away from God.  He then was involved in heathen and idol worship because he decided not to follow God’s instructions.

God has given us the Bible with guidelines, warnings, instructions, and commands so that we could live a blessed, happy and productive life.  But it is our decision daily to obey God’s Word that determines the seeds we are planting in our life garden.

So it is important that each day we live in a vital relationship with God and follow His Word in every aspect of our life because we will reap the results of what we do.