Living in the Abundant Provision of God’s Word
Greetings on this Friday morning, Loved Ones! This is another day to give thanks to the Lord, for He is good and His lovingkindness endures forever.
I heard many years ago the Bible referred to as the believers’ operations manual. That makes sense. If we are to live at peak performance, we should constantly refer to the Book that has been Holy Spirit-inscribed and delivered to us down through the ages. We can search it and find answers to everything we may face in life. Because God made us in His image and likeness, He wants us to know Him intimately and to abide in His Word.
2 Timothy 3:16 AMP – All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];
It provides insight into who our Creator God is…
Deuteronomy 7:9 (AMP) – Therefore know [without any doubt] and understand that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who is keeping His covenant and His [steadfast] lovingkindness to a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
When we are confused and question our ability to make sound life decisions…
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP – Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].
Proverbs 4:7 AMP – “The beginning of wisdom is: Get [skillful and godly] wisdom [it is preeminent]! And with all your acquiring, get understanding [actively seek spiritual discernment, mature comprehension, and logical interpretation].”
When we are faced with situations that have us cloaked in fear and doubt…
Hebrews 11:1 AMP – Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].
2 Timothy 1:7 AMP – For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
Mark 11:22-24 AMP – Jesus replied, “Have faith in God [constantly]. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea!’ and does not doubt in his heart [in God’s unlimited power], but believes that what he says is going to take place, it will be done for him [in accordance with God’s will]. For this reason I am telling you, whatever things you ask for in prayer [in accordance with God’s will], believe [with confident trust] that you have received them, and they will be given to you.
Believe, stay focused and rely on the promises of God…
2 Timothy 4:8 (AMP) – In the future there is reserved for me the [victor’s] crown of righteousness [for being right with God and doing right], which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that [great] day—and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved and longed for and welcomed His appearing.
Prayer: GOD of Your Word, thank You for giving us Your instructions to live by. Help us to stay the course and reap the rewards of living in accordance with Your will. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.
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