Learn to USE your Bible – Week Five – Part One 💕
When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak of what he hears and will tell you of things to come. John 16:13
He will empower you
with inner strength
through his Spirit
Does God’s Word mean more to you today than when you first believed? Do you hunger for God’s Word? Do you USE God’s Word to strengthen and guide you day by day? Has your faith increased as you’ve grown in understanding through God’s Word?
Much of what we’ve seen so far in the New Testament was dictated by the Holy Spirit to help us know “how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.”
“When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. Ephesians 3:14-18
As you work your way through each weekly study, designed to help build a stronger understanding of how to USE your Bible, to become more familiar with the Lord Jesus,, certainly your faith is growing. The Word of God ALWAYS accomplished the thing for which he sent it, (Isaiah 55:11). Overall the goal here is to unwrap God’s GIFT of faith, through Jesus Christ, for faith comes by hearing /reading the Word of God (Romans 10:17).
Consider, if you will, the message in 1 John 4:13-17:
“We are sure that we live in union with God and that he lives in union with us, because he has given us his Spirit. And we have seen and tell others that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If we declare that Jesus is the Son of God, we live in union with God and God lives in union with us. And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them. Love is made perfect in us in order that we may have courage on the Judgment Day; and we will have it because our life in this world is the same as Christ’s.
The Revised Standard Translation puts 1 John 4:17 this way:
In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.
The Word will always unwrap God’s gift of faith, through Jesus Christ. God empowers you through His Spirit and through His Word. By giving God’s Word first place (first priority) in your life the world and the cares of the world will fall into line behind and beneath what God says about it.
Today please read:
- Psalm 23
- Psalm 91, and
- Psalm 103
As you read, please USE the study methods you’ve learned to glean as much as you can from every word. The blessings will be enormous.