We believe in the Holy Scripture, the way God reveals Himself to humankind. This week we’ll be discovering different places in Scripture where God makes known His will to us.
Monday – 2 Timothy 3.14-17. The same breath we read in the Genesis account of creation that breaths life into the lungs of Adam is the breath that brings the word of God to life. Without this, they can simply be words on a page; but this passage brings to light that the very breath of God gives these words power and significance in our lives to teach, rebuke, correct, and train. So today, how will you allow the Scripture that you know to have power and significance in your life?
Tuesday – Psalm 145. One of the beautiful things about the Psalms is that often they are the prayers of those who have gone before us. It is these prayers that can give us a vocabulary as we speak to God. What a gift God has given us in His Holy Scriptures! It is often easy to intend to spend time in prayer, but we simply aren’t sure of what we ought to say…. As you read this Psalm today, and as you read them in the future, contemplate the ways in which the words of the Psalmist can become your words to God.
Wednesday – John 1.1-5. The Word is God, in God is life, in this life is light, and the light is Jesus. God uses Himself, through Jesus, to reveal His will to all of us. Where do we learn about this Jesus, the second person of the Trinity? The Holy Scripture. As you move about your day today, ask yourself this one simple question: How is the Jesus that I read in Scripture transforming the way I live in God’s will today?
Thursday – Isaiah 43.1-7. A group of pastors were gathered to read Scripture together, and as one of them began to speak he said this, “This Scripture speaks to me the way my mother speaks to me.” One of the deep truths of Scripture is the God of creation is the same God who summons you by name and walks with you in the valleys of life. Today, be reminded that regardless of where you have been or where you are going, the grace and love of God is entirely surrounding you and will be close to you.
Friday – Amos 5.4. The Old Testament can sometimes be daunting for us to read because it seems inapplicable to us; however, it is easy to see some of the incredible ties between God’s chosen people, Israel, and us today. As often as we see the hand of God at work in our world today, we still turn away from God – we cease searching for God’s will in Scripture or anywhere. This verse is simple, but it calls us to life; and this life is true, abundant, eternal life.
Saturday – Deuteronomy 6.4-9. The final book of the Pentateuch, Deuteronomy, gives this great statute to take the commandments that God has gifted to us in the Scriptures and bind them to ourselves, and discuss them wherever we go. Verse 5 says, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. The reality is that we are unable on our own to abide by this commandment. So hear this truth today: we are becoming by God’s grace, what God is by nature – loving. The grace of God is sufficient enough for us to become more like Him, and to become more like Him means to be loving persons.
Posted on Sun, July 23, 2017
by Cheryl Sherrick