Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Case for God's Word and Will

A Case For God’s Word and Will
  • Romans 1
  • James 1
  • Matthew 6
  • Hosea 4
The Lord instructs us clearly on the integrity of His word and shows us our responsibility as people to respond to His calling. 

Mankind is without excuse:  Romans chapter 1 makes the point that the evidence of God and His eternal power, is written all over the universe, for any who are willing to see.  This chapter points out that we as people have no excuse not to come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ is Lord.  Romans 1:19-23.  
The Word is Wise, Perfect and the Standard of All Things:  Hebrews chapter 4 points out that the Word of God is living and powerful, describing it as sharper than any 2 edged sword, cutting to the core of the issues of life.  It discerns the thoughts and intents of the heart.  What are the traits of a wise man? a foolish one? the just? the blessed?  The word of God paints the portraits of each of these.  
Hearing The Word Is Not Enough:  James exhorts us, don't just be a person who hears the Word of God taught, but then doesn't assimilate it into his/her life.  For example, Jesus commands us to forgive others, or that we wont be forgiven! Matthew 6:15.  That should scare anyone who is holding a grudge!  So don't just hear that you should forgive, actually forgive others.  In all things the Word commands, don't just hear it and agree, but hear it, agree and practice it in faith, knowing that it is right, true and good.  
In light of this information, every christian must ask themselves, “Am I aware of His power? Do I properly respect His Word?  Am I only hearing the Word and not Doing it?”
Consider this a check up, and act accordingly, knowing that you, who claim to know God, are responsible for what you don't know.  And, in this case, what you don't know can hurt you.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”  Hosea chapter 4 verse 6