Men of Redemption

Restoring a Life of Purity – One Day at a Time

Read Your Word This Morning?

Posted by Men of Redemption on June 21, 2016

Reading God’s Word comes with full, thorough instructions on how to live a good, wholesome, holy and productive life. We oftentimes read Daily Mannaabout the convicting things in God’s Word like do not commit sin, love your enemies, treat others like you would want to be treated, and we get the impression that this is all what the Bible talks about. Not really, and there is so much more to His Word than reading about correction and improving ourselves. Look at what Psalm 1 says . . . .

“Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”  –  Psalm 1:1-3   

When we read this portion of scripture, we see that God’s Word suggest good, positive, and tangible efforts that we can do to obtain His goodness and a peaceful life. But on the other hand, He also warns us of the destructive life we’ll lead by being disobedient and doing things our way. The next few verses are very clear on this as well . . . .

“The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, But the way of the ungodly shall perish.”  –  Psalm  1:4-6

That’s why it’s so important that as we read God’s Word, we ought to pray for understanding and revelation that we might consider His Word for our lives and not that of our own understanding. When we start to choose to live life based on our own understanding we see the mistakes we make, the errors in decision-making. Yes, we learn from our mistakes and bad choices, but when we begin to consider God’s Word, as we read His Word daily, the mistakes and bad choices become minimal and chances of successful living will become more evident and conducive to what God wants for us. This happens when we stay in God’s Word.

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