In order for us to grow in the Lord, – He must increase, but I must decrease [John 3:30] – we must be Word people.
It’s not enough to have our pastors or anyone else interpret the Word for us. We are living in dark times where even the very elect are deceived. We don’t know the hearts and the intentions of the hearts of any pastor or teacher of His Word.
We see rampant false gospels being preached today. With urgency, the Lord has been telling me to not solely allow others to feed me the Word and their interpretation of it.
There are true preachers and teachers of the Word out there, but more and more are falling away and into compromise as to not offend church attendees, attract numbers or maintain popularity.
We all need the Word because the Word of God is…
- living and active [Hebrews 4:12]
- eternal, timeless with no expiration date [John 1:1]
- literally God [John 1:1-14]
- life [Proverbs 4:20-22]
…to deny ourselves the Word is to deny ourselves of…
- the blessings and honor of knowing Him more and interacting intimately with Him and His Holy, timeless, and eternal Word (as He equates Himself with His Word in John 1 and His Word has no beginning or end)
- spiritual growth and conviction of sin
- life and heath to our bodies
and so much more.
The Word is Life and a Gift. Not a burden or vessel to be seen as more pleasing and righteous before God. Our righteousness is from Jesus alone.
His Word is…
- a gift to us
- for our blessing and spiritual growth from glory to glory
- to breathe life, wisdom, and health into us
- ‘food’ for our souls and spirits – a need for our bodies
- to correct and convict
- to keep us from the deception of the enemy as His truth becomes more deeply rooted in us
No Word means…
- not getting to know God, Your Maker, the Creator of all life, Your Good Father
- no life giving power in our lives
- no growth and change
- no increased faith
- one is easily deceived and confused by the world’s ways.
It’s important that the Word of God back up our words. Out of love, I encourage you to not skip over the verses in this post because they are the most important parts.
Some great verses on the importance of His Word
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” ~ Galatians 2:20-21
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.” ~ Luke 9:23-24
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” ~Hebrews 4:12
“Give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.” ~ Proverbs 4:20-22
“Establish Your word to Your servant, who is devoted to fearing You.” ~ Psalm 119:38
“The people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” ~ Daniel 11:32
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” ~ John 17:17
Father, I pray for You to move by Your Holy Spirit in the hearts and spirits of all Your people to desire You and Your Word, to see it as the great blessing and gift that it is to all Your children. I bind every lie of the enemy from causing them to believe otherwise. In these times of great deception, we must be grounded in You and Your Word, so we are ‘no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love’ [Ephesians 4:14-15] in Jesus’ name amen.