KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:31 KJV” Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;”
One big sign of maturity is consistency. No one succeeds without it. From our key scripture, The Lord was revealing a very important virtue for success. He added that those who continue in the word are indeed His disciples. The Lord by this statement is saying, that, consistency is the hallmark of His nature. He is not an inconsistent individual, who starts a thing today and abandons it tomorrow. He takes His task to the end. John 4:34 KJV” Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work”. Finishing anything demands focus and diligence.
Focus and diligence develop perfection.
Those who stay in the word grow, and so they take strong meat. This helps them to exercise their spiritual senses to discern right from wrong Heb 5:14
From our key scripture, the Lord is saying, if a man stays constantly focused on the word of God, then he is indeed His disciple. The word of God is the wisdom and power of God expressed in words. The word of God sanctifies from the contaminations of the devil. The word is spirit and life. The word will make you whatever it talks about, if only you stay true to it.
When a man sticks to the word he would become like Jesus.
Disciples are to become like their teachers. The Lord is saying you would surely become like Him if you stay or remain in the word.
Continuing in the word also means doing what the word says. James 1:25 KJV” But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed”. One of the challenges of most church folks is forgetting what was preached in church. The Lord taught in Mark 4 that Satan steals the word from the hearts of most children of God. This happens because they do not focus or keep reading over what they have heard. Satan can only steal from Christians who are not diligent with what they heard. We are living in a time when we have easy means of recording whatever was preached in church. Do not allow devils to rob you off something as precious as the word of God.
I am given to staying with the word of God. The word s light, it is a perfect law of liberty, that is, it brings freedom from every darkness Satan casts on the people of God. By staying in the word, I am liberated, and blessed in whatever I do.
THOUGHT: THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE IS DETERMINED BY THE STATE OF YOUR MIND.CORRECT YOUR MIND WITH THE WORD TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE
Psalms 19:7 KJV “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”
Act 17:11 KJV “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”