Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo;
Sunday, September 29,2019;
THE WHAT, HOW, AND WHY ;
(Know God’s Word For Yourself!)
👤 Pastor Chris
📖 TO THE BIBLE
2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
◀️ LET’S TALK
I shared God’s Word with a guy one time and in the process mentioned certain striking truths about the new creation which he had never heard before. Stunned by the revelations of God’s Word that I shared with him, he said, “Our priest didn’t tell us that.” I smiled and said to him, “Your priest didn’t tell you because he didn’t know it.”
It’s interesting to know that the reason many Christians don’t have information about God’s plans and purposes for their lives is that they don’t study the Word for themselves. For some, the most they know of the Bible is the old rhyme: “Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, bless the bed that I lay on!” That won’t do you any good! I made up my mind many years ago to know God’s Word for myself. I invested quality time studying and meditating on the Word, seeking to know the “What,” “How” and “Why” of the scriptures. Knowing the “What” means knowing your inheritance in Christ and everything He has put in place for you. It involves knowing who you are, your rights, privileges and authority in Christ Jesus.
However, it’s not enough to merely know what God has given you; you have to know “How” to take advantage of and enjoy your inheritance in Christ. Thus, knowing the “How” means learning to take possession of what the Word of God says belongs to you—taking possession of what’s rightfully yours.
Knowing the “Why” is coming into the full understanding and awareness of your inheritance in Christ, and why you should expect the blessings of the Lord to come to pass in your life. It makes you understand the purpose of the blessing so you can use it rightly. When you make up your mind to know God’s Word for yourself, you’ll be armed with enough information to quell satan’s schemes and frustrate his maneuvers. It pays to know the Word for yourself!
🎯 Go Deeper
Psalm 119:105; Hosea 6:3; Proverbs 11:9
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for making your Word available to me. I declare that I’m increasing in knowledge and understanding, and your Word is producing in me what it talks about. I have the mindset of a victor for your Word is at work in me mightily, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
📚 Daily Bible Reading
Ephesians 5:3-21, Isaiah 27-28
2 Timothy 4:1-10, Jeremiah 47
Write down below the varied benefits of knowing God’s Word for yourself.