Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo ; Friday, 17th May 2019 ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
WHO ARE YOU FOLLOWING? ;
(Follow The Lord By Following God’s Word) ;
TO THE BIBLE John 8:31 AMPC
“So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.”
LET’S TALK ➡
You’ve probably heard someone say, “I’m following Jesus Christ.” But really, how do you follow Jesus? You follow Him in the Word, through the Word, and by the Word. The proof that you’re following Him is in doing His Word; living by the Word. He said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments” (John 14:15 NASB). Jesus and the Word are one. Therefore, to love Him is to be quick to do the Word at all times. There’re people who say, “I’ll do whatever God tells me to do if I hear His voice.” What such people don’t realize is that God already said all He needed to say to His children, through the written Word—the Bible.
If you want to hear His voice today, study the Word. That’s the voice of the Father, the voice of Jesus, and the voice of the Holy Spirit. If you don’t act upon, or live by the written Word, even if God spoke to you from heaven, it won’t make much difference; you still won’t act. Everything He says is always consistent with the written Word, the Bible. The Bible is a compendium of His out-breathings given to us to live by “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16 NASB).
Live by the Word, and you’ll never lose your way because the Word of God is light. The Word gives you a way of life, and the right mentality. Live a purposeful and focused life through the Word. Don’t live by your imaginations, observations, assumptions or worldly wisdom; follow the Word, and you’ll be a true success.
The Eternal Word
1. In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 He was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror;
24 for he observes himself, goes away and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.
Dear Father, your Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path! I don’t function with the wisdom of this world, for Christ is made to me wisdom. My heart is open to receive the instructions in your Word, propelling me in the direction of your will and purpose for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
John 8:12-30, 1 Kings 20-21
1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Proverbs 13
Meditate on the opening scripture (John 8:31) today.