Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all (1 Timothy 4:15).
Yielding or giving yourself to the Word of God is not a partial endeavour, but something you do with all of your being. The Word of God requires rapt, undivided attention. Proverbs 4:20 says, "My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings." This means, give yourself wholly to the Word and channel your passions towards the Word, knowing that it’s the food for your spirit
This, for example, is the reason you can’t listen to the Word as you would an academic lecture; or leaf through the Bible as you would your history lecture notes. Hosea 6:3 says, "Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord…," then 2 Timothy 2:15 says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This is talking about going after the Word with a ravenous appetite; craving it more than physical food, which is what the Lord reiterates in Mathew 4:4 "…Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."
This emphatically means you can live by God’s Word. Every time you receive the Word, your spirit is nourished; you receive up-to-date information from God’s throne room. In addition, you’re strengthened, cleansed, purified and you receive wisdom and lasting inspiration that sets you apart and makes you a wonder.
Never have a casual relationship with the Word of God! When it’s time to go to church, know that it’s serious business because the Church is where you receive lessons for life through the Word. No one who listens to the Word of God consistently ends up a failure or in defeat; it’s not possible! You might say, "Well, listening to the Word isn’t really what matters, doing what it says is all that counts!" Yes, that’s true; but anyone who’ll listen long enough to the Word will certainly end up a doer of the Word.
If you keep listening to the Word, it will become the abundance of your heart, which will, in turn, dominate your thinking, and come forth out of your mouth: "…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Mathew 12:34). The Word in your heart will come forth from your mouth, and necessarily take possession of your daily walk!
I experience victory, success, health, and abundance today and always because I live in the Word, by the Word, and through the Word! The Word has gained the mastery over my spirit, soul and mind, giving me a formidable mind-set—the mind-set of the just!
F u r t h e r S t u d y: 1 Peter 1:23; Act 20:32
1 Peter 1:23
King James Version (KJV)
23Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
King James Version (KJV)
32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Daily Scripture Reading
|1 Year Reading Plan||2 Year Reading Plan|
|2 Samuel 7-8||1 Corinthians 1:22-31|
|Luke 23:50-24:1-12||Psalm 141-142|
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