The Word of God



“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Beloved,

True Christian discipleship starts with the Word of God. All Scripture has been given to us by God to build us up in Christ Jesus. All Christians should regularly study and mediate on the Word of God. We should not do so begrudgingly, but joyfully because it is profitable to our souls. The Psalmist calls the man blessed who
delights in the law of the Lord and mediates on it day and not (Psalm 1:1-2). He goes on to say, “He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.”

It does not take a whole lot of convincing to see the importance and the benefit of spending time in and with the Word of God. But even though we know its value, are we making the Word a priority in our lives? Satan often uses good things to shift our priority from the Word. Whatever means Satan uses whether it is activities, entertainment, recreation or rest (all good things), we can never sacrifice the primacy of God’s Word in our life. For God’s Word should inform our activities, entertainment, recreation and rest. We want to be people that submit to the Authority of God’s Word in theory AND in practice.

So what is hindering your time in the Word? If the Word will make us complete and equipped for every good work, then we must lay aside every weight that hinders our meditation and delight in God’s Word. This world is full of good things, but we cannot sacrifice the BEST for the good. Let us re-prioritize our lives around the Word rather than the arranging the Word around our lives.

Beloved, I pray that you will accept the Word of God not as the word of men, but as what it really is, the Word of God which is at work in you believers.  Let the Word work powerfully in your life by writing it on your heart through study, through meditating and through memorizing so that you will complete and ready for every good work.

Steven Brazzell

Charlotte, NC