I’m so blown away every time I open God’s word and study it.
It’s like He knows what I’m going through, dealing with or feeling in that very moment and He always speaks to me right where I’m at.
No matter what season of my life I’m in, I know His word is going to teach me, guide me and equip me for that specific period of my life.
Sadly, I think we too often take this gift for granted – at least I know I do at times.
I can be quick to worry or doubt or turn to others for guidance, all the while, never thinking about turning to God and letting His words give me the wisdom I’m so desiring.
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
I think sometimes we avoid God’s word because it holds us accountable and let’s face it – sometimes our flesh just wants a reason to be right.
We want to be mad at our spouse (because we’re right and they’re wrong); we want to give into that temptation without guilt; we don’t want to forgive that person who wronged us; we want to be justified for being bitter or angry or hostile.
And what does the bible do, it teaches us what is true and corrects us – it basically tells our flesh “you’re wrong!” (ouch!)
But God, in his goodness knows what he’s doing – He’s preparing us, molding us, purifying us for his good works.
As I continue to grow and mature in my faith, I’m learning that’s it’s not enough to just spend time in God’s word; it’s imperative that we fully grasp and discern sound doctrine and that we comprehend what the Lord is trying to teach us (especially when it goes against our fleshy instincts).
We should not be limited to simply memorizing scripture but instead, we should possess a thorough understanding of the meaning behind it.
We never know when God is going to use us to speak his word into someone’s life and how dangerous would it be if we misinterpreted his word or misrepresented it’s true meaning?
On the other hand, if we do have a tendency to turn to others for advice, how can we recognize worldly wisdom vs. godly wisdom without a a deep awareness of God’s truth?
Being a Woman of His Word means we should have desire to delve deeper into each word spoken by God and continually peel back the layers of his intricate, intimate and immaculate truth so that ultimately, we can stand firm in faith and can be used for His glory!
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” (Ephesians 4:14-15 NIV)
Stop & Reflect: Are you grazing just the surface of God’s word or peeling it back layer by layer? Are you able to recognize sound doctrine vs. worldly advice? Are you able to provide sound doctrine and not worldly advice?
I’d love to hear your thoughts on today’s post, please share your heart below and may you continue to grow in the Lord and discover all that He wants to teach you.