A Strong Desire For The Word .
Friday, September 23rd .
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever Amen (2 Peter 3:18).
As a child of God, you must relish the Word of God; you must enjoy the Word. Your most exciting times should be when you’re in fellowship with the Word. God’s Word is everything; it’s what you need to be all that God has destined you to be in life. Having come to Christ, you must have a strong desire to grow in your spirit.
Just like a new-born baby is fed with natural food to enhance its growth and wellbeing, so also does God expect the one who’s born again to feed, and keep feeding, on the Word. We’re born of the Word: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” (1 Peter 1:23). And then 1 Peter 2:2 says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” Nothing else will make you grow spiritually, except the Word. God’s Word will build you up to be spiritually, mentally, and emotionally sound and balanced.
Your approach to the Word should be like the Psalmist’s who said, “I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil” (Psalm 119:162). Cherish God’s Word. Know the Word for yourself. You may stand on someone else’s faith for a while; you may even stand on your Pastor’s faith for a while, but it may not continue after some time. It’s the reason some people wonder why the prayers of others for them don’t seem to work like it used to. It’s because God never intended for your life to be sustained by the faith of another; you’ve got to stand on the Word for yourself.
You have to grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ—for yourself. Study and learn more about Him, and watch your life become a full expression of the Word. Meditate on the Scriptures until you’re programmed to only think God’s thoughts, and influenced only by His character, ideas, and opinions.
Dear Lord, you’re my God!Early will I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my spirit longs for your Word as the deer pants for the water brooks. I delight in your Word and yield to it for exhortation, doctrine, and counsel; in it I’ve found life, peace, righteousness, and everlasting joy. Blessed be God!
Further Study: || John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. ||
|| Proverbs 8:10-17 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For wisdom [is] better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. 12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the LORD [is] to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. 14 Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength. 15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, [even] all the judges of the earth. 17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. ||
|| Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary [food]. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Ephesians 1:1-14,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: 1 Timothy 6:1-16,
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