God’s Word by Jill Roleke
Why is it so much easier to say we believe the Bible is true than to actually put it to work in our lives? We quote 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) that says, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares for you,” but then we worry ourselves sick over things. We fret about our finances and our health but don’t bother to put it into God’s hands.
Do we need to dwell on hurts and offenses? Philippians 4:8 tells us to fix our thoughts on what is true and honorable and right and pure and lovely and admirable. According to 2 Corinthians 10:5, we need to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.
Are we really doing this though?
I am just as guilty of letting my worries and hurts sway me when I should be asking God to be in charge of the situation.
I think sometimes we throw the Word of God around because we don’t want others to see our doubts or insecurities. We hide behind scripture instead of standing on it.
Many of us don’t even know what the Bible says. Sometimes what we think we know is not really what it says. The only way to remedy this is to actually read it and study it.
We need to hide God’s Word in our heart like the psalmist talked about in Psalm 119:11.
Knowing God’s Word is important because it allows us to know the difference between truth and inaccuracy. How can we share scripture with others if we don’t even know it ourselves?
Knowing it is not enough though. Even Satan knows scripture. After all, he tried using it against Jesus himself. We need to believe what the Bible says is true. All of it. We can’t pick and choose what we think is true. As far as I’m concerned it either has to all be true or none of it is.
God inspired each word in the Bible. Everything that is there is in it for a reason. He does not make mistakes. Just because we may not like something in it does not mean we get to ignore it.
The Word of God is powerful! He created everything just by speaking it into existence! The power of His Word has not changed. It is a formidable weapon. That is why God gave it to us. I encourage you to start wielding it today!
Believe God’s Word. Stand upon it and see God work. You may be amazed at what He does!