“Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord GOD,
“When I will send a famine on the land,
Not a famine for bread or a thirst for water,
But rather for hearing the words of the LORD.
People will stagger from sea to sea
And from the north even to the east;
They will go to and fro to seek the word of the LORD,
But they will not find it.”
The Bible is vital to us. Our strength and health as Christians comes as we are fed from God’s Word. We need to hear the Bible consistently preached from the pulpits and we need its tenets faithfully practiced in our lives.
The night before He died, Jesus prayed for those who would believe in Him, “Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word in truth.” (John 17:17, ESV). In one short sentence God’s Word, and its purpose is defined.
Through His Word God remakes everything about our understanding, our attitudes and our actions: He is “truthing” us, and the circumstances of our lives can be both training ground and battlefield.
God’s Word is powerful, and we need it so to help us relinquish our tight grasp of our own ways and learn to obey and trust our God. This struggle can have depths we little understood when we became Christians—we so want to be little gods, don’t we? God knows our needs, and He has given us His Word to feed us and equip us for this fight.
In the next posts, I will be giving you verses on doctrines of the Bible with commentary from Christian pastors and theologians, this is not knowledge for the sake of knowledge;
we need His Word to live.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.”
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