Saturday, October 10, 2020 -
I have grown to love God’s Word more than any earthly possession. The desire to study in-depth and learn and apply it is inexplicable and may seem irrational from a human standpoint. The more I read and ponder it, the more of it is revealed to me through His Spirit, the more practical it becomes, and the more precious it is cherished.
It seems that many of our churches today treat God’s Word more superficially than they should, and the lack of koinonia fellowship within the larger church today inhibits the encouragement of a deeper study of God’s Word. And without delving into the Scriptures, it is doubtful one can develop a really mature and genuine relationship with God, let alone our families, friends, and neighbors.
God’s Word deals with every issue imaginable that we can imagine. Every bit of it is pieced together into the whole to make a complete history of God’s story for mankind. It is inseparable from a deep spiritual walk with the Almighty. It is perfect, pure, and undefiled. It is complete and lacks nothing. And life without its guidance, correction, and edification will be full of trouble, stress, and lack of fulfillment. Without Christ in one’s life and His Word in our hearts, we can never be satisfied. A fulfilling life only comes from Him and His Word.
Jesus said, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches, he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so you prove to be My disciples. Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments, and I abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full” (John 15:4-11).