Good morning everyone and welcome to Sunday! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend. I am so far as I was able to spend some really good quality time with my Bride yesterday and got stuff done. (As well as watched some good football games). So not sure how this will wind up but here are my thoughts of the day. 🙂
Psalm 119:105- “Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path”
Boy in this crazy world right now, isn’t it great that we don’t have to walk in darkness as Christ followers? That we have a light to guide our feet as we walk and a light to know which path to go on? I would say that this right now is of the utmost importance to know and understand. Here are three reasons…
1. In ALL things, we need to look to God’s Word. – We Christians are an opinionated bunch are we not? We have strong opinions on things such as the timing of the Rapture of God’s people, on whether or not its ok to have tattoos, even what the Church was really founded on. Thing is that our opinions don’t matter because they don’t further the Kingdom of God. You know what does? His Word. We need to stop giving our finite opinions and instead lay out God’s Word (And making sure its in context-more on that)
2. God’s Word is the Light that will guide us in these times of uncertainty. The world is so lost and confused right now. We have no one bringing people together anymore, all we have is people dividing the masses with false accounts of everything from news to Spiritual matters. Division should be the key word for 2019 because we in this country are a divided people. We as believers, however, should not be this way! We should not be this way because we know better! God’s Word has given us the instructions we need to stay united and bring the lost to Him! We need to hit the reset button and come together under His Word and show this divided land there is a better way. How can we do that when we are divided ourselves? It’s pathetic and inexcusable as followers of Christ. (You hear me Twitter peeps??)
3. We must use God’s Word with understanding.– This is big folks..We can not use God’s Word as the Light if we are cherry picking the passages that fit our agenda. I have studied His Word in multiple languages and contexts and I can assure you that every passage in the Bible is tied to another. The whole plan for Jesus’ arrival, ministry, death, resurrection, and Second Coming is all foretold in the OT. Jesus knew this hence why almost always He referred to an OT Scripture when teaching His Word. So before we get all high and mighty about throwing Scripture at folks, we need to make sure we truly understand its meaning as to not lead astray folks any more than they already are…
Friends, we live in troubled times. Whether people want to admit it or not, they are scared and many have given up hope; that is why you see the Evil One taking over so much in peoples lives. Inside all of us we know the Truth about God; some just choose the other path. So, if we are to make a path for those that don’t know Christ, stop paying attention to politics, stop paying attention to Lucifer when he whispers to you that you know everything, and start letting God’s Word light the path. Yes we need to bring to iight the evil that exists in the world and in the Church, however God’s Word (when applied correctly) will do far more towards that then anything we can do on our own.
Be loving in all we do for that is how Christ first loved us….Have a great Sunday friends and share this message with someone today. 🙂