Theme of the Week: God’s Promises for All Times
Bible Verse: … but the word of the Lord remains forever. And this word is the good news that was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:25
Scripture Reading: Psalm 119:105-112
God promises to speak life and guide us. The word of God, the Bible, is not merely a roadmap to heaven or a guide for life, but it is his very breath that brings life to all that exists. Jesus, who is the Living Word, gives us the wisdom, discernment and the joy of God. C.H. Spurgeon, in his book, The Promises of God, reflects on how Christians must approach God’s word. Below is an excerpt from his book:
Holy awe of God’s Word is at a low ebb.
People think themselves wiser than the Word of the Lord and sit in judgment on it. “I did not do so, because of the fear of God” (Neh. 5:15).
We accept the inspired Book as infallible and prove our esteem by our obedience. We have no terror of the Word, but we have a filial awe of it. We are not in fear of its penalties because we have a fear of its commands.
This holy fear of the commandment produces the restfulness of humility, which is far sweeter than the recklessness of pride. It becomes a guide to us in our movements; a drag when we are going downhill, and a stimulus when we are climbing it.
Preserved from evil and led into righteousness by our reverence of the command, we gain a quiet conscience, which is a well of wine. We gain a sense of freedom from responsibility, which is as life from the dead. And we gain a confidence of pleasing God, which is heaven below.
Taken from The Promises of God: A New Edition of the Classic Devotional Based on the English Standard Version by C. H. Spurgeon. Copyright ©2019 by Tim Chester. Used by permission of Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187, www.crossway.org
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