How to Become a Strong and Faithful Workman for Christ
READ YOUR BIBLE!
As you know, this would and could be the shortest sermon in history if we simply follow the advice of our subtitle and just read your Bible. However, the reference Scripture requires us and admonishes the reader to STUDY God’s word. When we STUDY, we receive, when we receive, we can grow and know the word of God. This post will attempt to illustrate and define the purpose and meaning of the word. When we truly begin to understand God’s word; there is an awakening of the spirit in the flesh. The Bible tells us in Jesus’s very own words; “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)
DO THE MATH!
In short, there is really no need to be ashamed of the word of God. Coincidentally, the descriptive definition; like our reference Scripture uses the same mathematical terminology of division when it states “rightly dividing the word of truth.” How many know if we can rightly divide, then certainly the opposite is also possible? This means we could wrongly divide, Right? Satan has proven to be good using addition; he has no problem adding to God’s word. Also, he is great at subtraction because he does not mind taking away from God’s word. Additionally, he is absolutely excellent in multiplication…but as you know; he stinks when it comes to division! Let me put it this way, ultimately his goal is to separate and confuse; he can divide, but the solution to the problem is always inaccurate!
STRONG FAITH, STRONG STUDY, REQUIRES ROUTINE EXERCISE:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Hebrews4:12) Our Lord and Savior prove by this Scripture that His word, as well as his use of division is always precise, and never wrong. When we study God’s word, we discover that Jesus often uses parables, parallels, metaphors, symbolic themes, and illustrations to minister to his disciples. For example, the parable of the seed sower deals with a myriad of spiritual principals and ecological nuggets established on a Christian foundation. It was such an important piece to the ministry of Christ that the synoptic gospels tell the same story from an eyewitness point of view…