Morning Reflection: Listen and Always be in Tune with God’s Word …
Good morning... Great is His faithfulness...
Warren Wiersbe observed, "When the child of God looks into the Word of God, he sees the Son of God ... And he is transformed by the Spirit of God to share in the glory of God ..."
(Overcoming Tough Times devotional page 116 chapter 17)
2 Timothy 3:10-17
The Man of God and the Word of God - The Pastor's Defense against apostasy: Loyalty to Tradition of the Holy Scriptures
10 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. 13 But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and isprofitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [c]instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
(vv. 10-13): Saint Paul's life is exhibiting what the Lord taught ... This fallen world elicits persecution ... In (vv.14-17): Saint Paul is exhorting his spiritual son Timothy with the example of his own steadfastness, and is issuing a reminder of the depth of Timothy's training which is combined with both oral and written instructions...
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ”
1 Peter 1:24-25
“All flesh is as grass,And all [a]the glory of man as the flower of the grass.The grass withers,And its flower falls away,25 But the [b]word of the Lord endures forever.”
Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
(This passage from Isaiah 40:6-8 sets in sharp contrast the difference between human and divine seed) …Isaiah 40:6-8: 6 The voice said, “Cry out!” And [a]he said, “What shall I cry?”“All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. 7 The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. 8 The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”Our present human condition will have an end, of course, as witnessed by the ever-presence of corruption, and will meet that end in death … But in the glorified, Incarnate Son, THE WORD OF THE LORD – (v. 25), we gain incorrupt and immoral humanity, both in body and in soul …
“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me [a]void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
MY WORD is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and which Wo will ACCOMPLISH God's will ... Mant times some feel as if the preaching of the gospel bears no fruit, but no worries because God works through us all through the Holy Spirit whether we feel it or not, He is always at work ...
This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.
He is always at work even in our darkest moments keep the faith ...
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
These verses speak for themselves let the peace of God rule in your hearts, because we are called into one body ... Let the Word of God dwell in you throughout your entire hearts, minds, bodies and souls and never stop praising Him in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs and melodies ...
"The strength that we claim from God's Word does not depend on circumstances... Circumstances will be difficult, but our strength will be sufficient ..."
CORRIE TEN BOOM
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER FROM THE DEVOTIONAL
Do I make it a priority to read the Bible everyday??? For me this is a yes but we should all make this a priority in our lives... Go in prayer and ask the Lord to be your time manager... see my video for my discussion...
Do I consider regular Bible study to be an important source of wisdom??? Absolutely yes see my video for my discussion...
Do I have a systematic plan for studying God's Word??? Yes my answer was let the Lord be your time manager, see my video for my discussion into this answer that I gave ...
St. John's First Universal Letter 2:18-29; 3:1-8
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love Jared W Campbell