“He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.” -John 14:21
Your knowledge and understanding of God is more than coming to church. It is daily walking with Him, learning with Him, and saying, “I will obey.” -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The Importance of God’s Word” from 1 Peter 1:22-2:1; 2 Timothy 2:15
“My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep My commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.” -Proverbs 3:1-2
“The Scriptures are the lifeline God throws us in order to ensure He and we stay connected while the rescue is in process.” -J.I. Packer
“Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth.” -John 17:17
“The more we meditate on the things of God, as revealed in His holy word, the more will our minds be brought under their sanctifying influence.” -Thomas Reade
“The wicked have laid a snare for me, but I do not stray from your precepts. Your testimonies are my heritage forever,
for they are the joy of my heart. I incline my heart to perform your statutes forever, to the end.” -Psalm 119:110-112
“Whatever keeps me from my Bible is my enemy.” -A.W. Tozer
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” -Joshua 1:8
In 2021, determine to be men and women of the Bible.
• Hearing the Word (Jer. 3:15)
• Reading the Word (Deut. 17:19)
• Studying the Word (Prov. 2:1-5)
• Memorizing the Word (Ps. 119:11)
• Meditating on the Word (Josh. 1:8)
• Doers of the Word (Jam. 1:22)
-Dustin Benge via Twitter
“And they taught in Judah, and had the book of the law of the Lord with them, and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the people. And the fear of the Lord fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.” -2 Chronicles 17:9-10
Your life is being wasted if you are not sharing the Word of God with others.
-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 17 “Is Your Walk Important?“)
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“Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” -Psalm 119:165
Yes, a true love for the great Book will bring us great peace from the great God and be a great protection to us. Let us live constantly in the society of the law of the Lord, and it will breed in our hearts a restfulness such as nothing else can. The Holy Spirit acts as a Comforter through the Word and sheds abroad those benign influences which calm the tempests of the soul.
Nothing is a stumbling block to the man who has the Word of God dwelling in him richly. He takes up his daily cross, and it becomes a delight. For the fiery trial he is prepared and counts it not strange, so as to be utterly cast down by it. He is neither stumbled by prosperity—as so many are—nor crushed by adversity—as others have been—for he lives beyond the changing circumstances of external life. When his Lord puts before him some great mystery of the faith which makes others cry, “This is an hard saying; who can hear it?” the believer accepts it without question; for his intellectual difficulties are overcome by his reverent awe of the law of the Lord, which is to him the supreme authority to which he joyfully bows. Lord, work in us this love, this peace, this rest, this day.
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
“Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by Your Name, O LORD, God of hosts.” -Jeremiah 15:16
“Open the Bible every day, and don’t let go of it until God shows up to make it precious to you.” -John Piper via Desiring God
“Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold.” -Psalm 119:127
John Wesley: At any price give me the Book of God.
[via Desiring God’s Twitter]
“And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in Your rules.” -Psalm 119:43
Whatever keeps me from my Bible is my enemy. -A.W. Tozer (via Louie Giglio’s Twitter)