How do I learn what God wants from me? How do I hear God’s voice? Why won’t He just “tell” me what to do? How do I discern the truth?!? || These questions demonstrate why we need God’s Word ever present in our lives. But more than that, we are constantly bombarded with other voices which war against the truth. It is time to pick up the sword!
Dig Deeper: 2 Timothy 3
What Happens When We Persist in God’s Word?
Psalm 1.1-3 || WE GROW! We produce fruit! We stand strong when it gets cold and dark.
Dig Deeper: 1 Timothy 1:3-14, Galatians 5:22-25, Philippians 4:4-9
What Does God’s Word Do?
Hebrews 4:12 || Remember: God’s Word comes to us (1) spoken, (2) written and also in “everyday mysteries” (such as Baptism and the Lord’s Supper). His Word is LIVING and ACTIVE, and it “does stuff” (i.e., “penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit”) including convicting us (think “LAW” which is a command to “do this”) and giving us faith (think “GOSPEL” which is a promise that “He DID that!”).
Dig Deeper: Romans 10:5-17, Ephesians 2:1-10, 2 Timothy 2:15
How Do We Use God’s Word?
Romans 8:3, Romans 1:16, Isaiah 55:11 || We “unleash” God’s Word, remembering that the LAW is “powerless” and that the GOSPEL is “the power of God”! The Law shows us our need for Jesus and what it means to love! The Gospel gives us the power to trust in what He has done and therefore be FREE join Him in His mission to spread that love and hope to everyone!
Dig Deeper: 1 Thessalonians 5