Friday, April 15, 2016


Happy Friday morning to ya!

Paul tells us in Romans 10.17 that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  Peter tells us in 1 Peter 3.23 that we are born again by the word of God which lives and abides forever.  Plainly put, you cannot be born again without the word of God.  There is no salvation apart from God's Word.  

Jesus is the Living Word.  Thus it is correct to say that there is no salvation apart from Jesus.  But we must be careful not to sell Jesus short.  He is more than just an historical figure.  Jesus is the embodiment of the spoken word of God.  The whole of the Law and the Prophets speaks of Jesus.  The Gospels and the Epistles speak of Jesus who came according to Scripture, lived and died according to Scripture and rose again according to Scripture.  Plainly, to claim to know the word necessarily means you must know Jesus and to claim to know Jesus necessarily means you must know the word.  

If the word of God is that paramount, how is it that we neglect it?  We need to be people of the Book not just on Sunday but everyday.  Paul told Timothy that all Scripture is profitable so that the man of God may be perfect, perfectly furnished unto all good works.  Falling short lately?  The answer isn't found in better surroundings but instead is found in the Word of God.

How much time do you spend meditating on God's Word?  How much time do you spend memorizing God's Word?  How much time do you spend being motivated by God's Word?

Why not start right now?!

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