The Bible is available to us and every Believer has the Holy Spirit as a guide. The challenge is whether we will use the tools God has provided us with; or if we will continue to refuse to study His Word. The choice is ours. Will we be simple? Or, will we be prudent?
…a Believer grows spiritually as he/she studies God’s Word (the Bible) and is thereby taught by The Holy Spirit. This is the method God has ordained for us to grow into the likeness of His son, Jesus Christ.
…it is only when we fear the Lord that we will even have a desire to submit to His prescription for our iniquities: it is only when we fear the Lord that we will want to leave the evils with which we have become comfortable.
The wise man fears (respects, reveres, and lives in awe of) God. He looks to God for truth. So the wise man finds out what God says in His Word about life, about good and evil. And then the wise man does the good and departs from evil.
Despite all the prophets God sent, the Israelites were not saved, because they rejected God. Prophets/prophecies do not save us. Only God’s grace by faith of Jesus Christ can save us.
God, Jehovah, The God of the Bible, will NOT share the “spotlight”: If we have salvation by Him, then we have salvation by Him ONLY; if we worship Him, then we worship Him ONLY, if we serve Him, then we serve Him ONLY.
Even the world acknowledges that what we learn as children sticks in our minds for life, so what is more important that making sure that little ones learn God’s Word and that it is in their hearts?
We may feel afraid and discouraged at times in this life, like the battles are too big to overcome. But we are to stick to God’s facts, and not our feelings.
The Prince of Peace
The Son of man
The Lamb of God
The great I AM
He’s the alpha and omega
Our God and our Savior
He is Jesus Christ the Lord
and when time is no more
He is, HE IS!
A child of God simply cannot live their life with any contentment if we are not taking in God’s Word and applying it to our lives on a regular basis. We NEED God’s instruction fed to us through His very words. There just is no substitute for it.