"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
2 Tim 3.16-17
2 Tim 3.16-17
That’s how important God’s Word is to our lives. If Schools have textbooks, Latter Day Saints have Book of Mormons, Muslims have Quran, we, Christians have the Bible. It’s very vital to our lives because after all, without God’s Word we don’t have any basis whatsoever to all that we believe in and hope for. Everything will just be meaningless and vanity. So why do we forget to even read it once a day? Why even though it’s that essential that we forget to bring it even to church services we attend? Why even though it’s very important that we don’t even bother to memorize verses? Why is it that we are just contented with reading the Word to fulfill our obligations as Christians and not even meditating on it? I can remember James, the brother of Jesus saying “like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.”[James 1:23 – 24]
In Ephesians 2:10, the Word of God says “We are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has prepared beforehand that we should WALK in them.” As Christians, that’s what we claim to be we are supposed to walk according to the “good” works prepared by God for us. But how will we know what these good works if we don’t spend quality time in studying and meditating on God’s Word daily. Please mind the word daily. I have learned that a Christian life is indeed a daily walk with the Lord. It’s dying daily to one’s self and waking up renewed by the Lord. It’s living a life day after day with the Lord which simply explains why God’s faithfulness is new every morning. That’s also the reason why this site is called Your Daily Word.
In Paul’s letter to Timothy, he emphasized the importance of God’s Word and reinforced the basic purpose of it. It’s the Word of God that sets the standard on what’s wrong and what’s right. This is very important, people may have their own standards and do’s and don’ts but it can be settled when it’s brought back to what the Word of God says. All standards must bow down to God’s standards in His WORD. It’s the Word of God also that corrects and rebukes wrong doings in fact it’s likened to a double edged sword that will surely cut through each heart. Without it, we’d end up following the “norm” thinking that it’s right coz everybody’s doing it. It’s the Word of God that lists down everything one should and straightens out any confusion that may come up. For what? For us to be thoroughly furnished unto all good works. For us to be able to work out our salvation with fear and trembling which we have been called to do.
The point is simple, the Bible is our basis, our compass, our map and our standard in this Christian life and that it’s too precious, too essential to be neglected and forsaken. Grab your Bible now and meditate on it and be ready to be taught, rebuked, corrected and trained for the “good” life God has called you beforehand.