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Spending Time in the Word
“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” (2 Tim. 3:16–17). The word inspiration is theopneustos in the Greek, which means “God breathed.” Everything in the Holy Scriptures is as God has written it Himself. God used men to relay exactly what He wants to say to all of us.
Doctrine in this passage means “teaching.” God’s Word is necessary for us to be taught about our sins, as well as being reproved and corrected of them. It is necessary that we know the God of the Bible and how He operates. It is also necessary to truly and authentically know what is right so we can live a full life, equipped to live in a way that is pleasing to Him. In other words, apart from God’s truth, we are left to come up with our own faulty truths, resulting in being conformed to this world, which we are warned against: “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (Rom. 12:2).
God desires for His children to have a new identity that reflects Him. “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” (Rom. 8:29). Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). Because of the sovereign work He has begun in us, our hearts should thrive for Him.
But we cultivate the work that He did in our hearts by guarding our time and giving proper nourishment to our souls every day. His Word will give us hope and assurance and develop in us what God so desires for us to become. The more we learn of Christ the more we will grow to know Him and love Him.
It has been said often that the amount of time spent in God’s Word with diligence to obey it gages the amount of love one has for his Savior. How would your love measure up when it comes to your desire for the Lord Jesus Christ? Hopefully you have come to know the importance of God’s Word and you realize what profound impact that it has on your life! Make sure you have a solid foundation of truth daily in your heart and mind whereby you live within its principles and boundaries.
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"We are the Bridegroom's friends, and we rejoice greatly in His joy, but we sigh and cry till we have found the chosen hearts in whom He will delight."
"The motive of the church is to glorify God. And the mission that does that is to win men and women to the Savior."
"To commune with God in prayer, in the Bible, and in the assembly of His people-these things will be the holy person’s principal enjoyments."
"It is by the mixture of counterfeit religion with true, not discerned and distinguished, that the devil has had his greatest advantage against the cause and kingdom of Christ."