TREASURE GOD’S WORD (2) John 8:31-36
Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, (v31)
John writes, “I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers” (3 John v2NKJV). In order to “prosper,” reading God’s Word must be one of your first priorities each day. Jesus said, “If you abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed.” To “abide” means, the place where you find joy, acceptance, encouragement, support, protection, purpose, identity, and rest. To “treasure” God’s Word means to accept it as your highest authority, your compass for direction, your counselor in making decisions, your benchmark for evaluating every relationship and action. In other words the first and last word on your life. Many of our troubles occur because we base our choices on unreliable authorities, like Culture – “Everybody’s doing it” Tradition – “We’ve always done it this way.” Reason – “It seems logical.” Emotion – “It just feels right.” All these are flawed because they come from within us, not from God. What we need is a perfect standard that will never lead us in the wrong direction, and only God’s Word meets that criteria. Solomon writes, “Every word of God is flawless” (Proverbs 30:5 NIV) That means when His Word tells us to do something, you need to do it whether or not it makes sense to you, and whether or not you feel like doing it. You must say like Paul, I believe everything that is written” (Acts 24:14 NIV) (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: I know who holds the future, And I know who holds my hand;
With God things don’t just happen- Everything by Him is planned – A. Smith
We may not know what the future holds, but we can trust the One who holds the future.