As believers, the scriptures are what God has given to us to navigate in this life (I Timothy 4:13). The Bible has been given this acronym: Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. When one preaches the word of God, one is preaching a believer’s life. So, it is imperative that the believer knows God’s word, or else one can be led astray, thinking that they are living a life pleasing unto God.
“Salvation is of the Jews,” the Bible says (John 4:22). For one to come to God for the saving of their souls, it must be according to the holy oracles, the scriptures, of the Jews. Christ said, “He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38). The scriptures are what inform us of God, his plan, his will, and of what pleases or disturbs him.
When we are truly seeking God’s will for our lives, we need God’s word. It is God’s word that is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105). The Bible says that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord (Psalm 37:23). He tells our feet to flee here (I Corinthian 6:18; II Timothy 2:22), follow this (II Timothy 2:22; Hebrews 12:14), depart there (Psalm 34:14), dance here (Matthew 5:12), keep no company there (II Timothy 3:5; I Corinthians 5:11), and to just stand (Psalm 46:10; Ephesians 6:14-17). The word of God instructs us. It is all there. (Read Psalm 1)
As believers, we ought to be sure of reading God’s word. It is imperative that we are reading the scriptures as we endeavor to live the scriptures (John 6:53). It is imperative that we are reading God’s word alongside our walks with him.
Reading the scriptures is as one sitting down with God and allowing him to talk to you face to face. The scriptures are written from God’s viewpoint. The scriptures are God’s word. In the scriptures, one will find just how judgment shall be. It would say in the scriptures “and he said to himself in his heart . . .” Such showcases just how judgment shall be once we stand before God. We shall be judged by his word (John 12:48), and God, in His goodness, shows us in his word exactly how judgment shall be, for all things are seen and known by him.
We must be prepared to stand before God, and it is only God’s word “who is able to present us faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24). “Don’t allow anyone to spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, no matter who they are, after the tradition of man, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ” (Colossians 2:8). We truly must know Christ in this day and time because many speak of him but are not about him nor are for him. We come to know God by his word—scripture alone.
Lastly, God gave the Elder who referred me to this book something from the word of God. In the second chapter of John, the Lord is found at a marriage. He turned water into wine. These words were spoken concerning such: “Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now” (John 2:10). The Holy Ghost ministered to him something from that portion of scripture. He was shown that just as the governor had spoken, is our reality. The good wine would be brought first so that once people have “well drunk” (have gotten drunk), then the worse wine is served. The worse would be consumed just as the first because by then, their senses would be impaired. In like manner, if we are not spending time with God, we will become so drunk with the wine of the world that when we come to church to hear God’s word, our discernment would be so impaired that we would be consuming whatever that is coming to us in the name of the Lord. This is very true. We need God’s word. Sola Scriptura
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