KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:37 KJV” I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me because my word hath no place in you.”
The Lord said He knows the Jews are offspring of Abraham, yet they seek to kill Him. It is similar to saying; you are known to be a Christian yet your actions are very different from what the word says. “For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.” Rom 2:24. It has been said about some brethren, that because of them, certain people decide never to set foot in the church.
In our key scripture, the Lord showed us why this condition normally occurs.
The Lord said such people, behave in such ways because the word of the Lord has no place in them.
There are a number of Christians, who are social media addicts. They spend a great deal of their time playing games on either their laptops or phones. The worse of these are those who use their time watching pornographic movies or scenes. How can you have the word in you, if you do these things?
Col 3:16 KJV “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another ……”
In our days we have very powerful materials, which we could easily listen to. Presently, we can participate in almost every conference, whether past or present, on our YouTube channels. You can listen to the bible read, over and over again. You could read along as it is read from your phone. Messages preached in church could be recorded and listened later, or get the messages, on the churches podcast. You must also study the word personally always.
The word should not just be listened to, but it must saturate your heart and mind. It should fill you to the point that, you would naturally not respond to evil and wrong things.
I once went to town to purchase some items. Whiles, I walked through the midst of the people, I head behind me, the words,’ he is dying. I instinctively responded, ‘where is he? I turned and saw a man collapsing. I quickly rushed there rebuked the Spirit responsible for the condition. I asked of his name from his friends and then I called him. He rose up from the ground, whiles I left.
I reacted, without thinking about it, because the word had filled my heart.
That is how to get ourselves doing the word of our Lord.
God’s word is truth, and I am almost always opened up to the word. I give no place to secular matters that have no impact on my faith in God. The word in my heart means, I am ever ready to do what it says.
THOUGHT: ACTIONS ARE ALWAYS A PRODUCT OF WHAT HAS DOMINATED THE HEART AND MIND
Psalms 119:11 KJV” Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
2Tim 2:15 KJV” Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”