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The Word of God, Not the Works of Man

Posted on: 7-15-112012

“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the discerning of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

If we really want to develop a relationship with God, we have no choice but to read His Word.  We must dig deep for the treasures that He has hidden for us within its pages.  We have to meditate on His Word, memorize His Word, and study it for ourself.  We have to embrace it individually.  We must experience it on our own if we really want to come away with a deeper, more intimate relationship with Christ.  We have to allow it to sink deep into the very depths of our soul in order for it to transform us.  We cannot rely on other people to do this for us!  God intended for us to seek Him through His pages.  He knows that unless we wrestle with the truths embedded within its pages, we will never become who He designed us to be.  As Christians, we know that we need to study His Word, but often, we fail to do so.  We try to substitute our lack of study by listening to sermons whether in church, on TV, or on the radio.  We read Christian books (funny how we can manage to find time to read other books, but not for the one written to us by the Creator of the universe).  We seek advice from our friends, our advisors, and sometimes, even total strangers about the questions and concerns of life.  Now granted, there is nothing wrong with doing any of these things to  help you in your walk with God; however, we cannot rely on them alone.  When we build a relationship with anyone, we spend time with that person.  We do not build relationships based on what other people tell us about another person.  We have to get to know that person for ourself.  Our relationship with God is no different. We must rely on the Word of God to teach us about Him, not on the works of man.

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