The Word of God
He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.”Luke 11:28
What use is the Word of God if we do not obey it? When we obey the Word, we can then understand the truth, because obeying the Word changes our life and brings us closer to Christ.
Have you noticed sometimes when you reread a scripture you find a new understanding? Scripture tells us the Word is alive. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12)
The Word helps to understand the Father and the Son, and brings us closer to God the Father and to Christ. Everything the Lord tells us to do from the Word, brings lasting blessing to our soul, and the closer we are to Christ, the less we sin.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, (John 16:13) God puts his Spirit in us to guide us through life and to convict us when if we are tempted to sin. The Spirit of God lives in us, and the Spirit changes us to be more like Christ.
Everything God tells us to do in the Word, is to bring us closer to him, and the more we do for God the greater our satisfaction and the closer to are to God. The closer we are to Christ the more power of the blessing that he feeds our soul, and these blessing get stronger the longer we serve Christ. And the closer we are to Christ, the less power Satan has over us.
The more we read the Word and pray for deep understanding, the more we see God’s faithfulness, and the more we trust the Father and the Son. The Word is alive, and the Word speaks to us based on what is happening in our life. And the more we obey God’s commands, the more faith we have in Christ.
Today depend on the Lord because you know his faithfulness and love from the Word.
Prayer: Lord, help me to read the Word more, and have a deep understanding. In Jesus name, Amen.