As We Grow With the Word of God

We grow with difficulties, and to overcome them we need to ask God to help us. God wants us to love Him with all our mind (Deut.6:5-7) “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you walk by the way and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

Do we hear the calling of God? Do we hear God when we read our Bibles? Brethren and sisters, how do we spend our time? 1Cor. 1:26 says, “For consider your calling, brothers, not many of you were wise according to worldly standards; not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.”

Do we have time to read our Bibles? It is our spiritual food and gives us peace of mind. To have peace of mind we need to walk with the word of God all the time. Waiting with all our mind is what we need: read our Bibles and wait, letting it have its full effect, “that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

We children of God have one hope, that of everlasting life on earth. First seek the Kingdom of God, then other things will be added to us. Things which we do may not let us into the Kingdom. But if we love our Father and His Son, you must understand God’s word. If we don’t read the Bible we don’t love God, and we will not understand Him. If you don’t take heed to His word, then we could be failures

Rom.3:23-24: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by his blood, through faith …” We cannot receive this gift if we do not really believe. Psalm 116:12-13: “What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the Name of the Lord.” Then v.9: “I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.” Be strong because other brothers and sisters, face the same difficulties as those which affect us. Heb.5:7: “In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence.”

The gospel of the kingdom has been preached through the ages. The object was not to give laws and constitutions, but to separate a special people from the nations who would afterwards rule people justly, and in the fear of the Lord and give Him pleasure. They would be renewed in the spirit of their minds and would have put on the new man which is after God’s image, created in righteousness and true holiness. 1Cor.6:2: “Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to judge the smallest matters?

We must realize that the things of this world will not give us an entrance into the kingdom of God our Father. 1Pet.5:10: “May the God of all grace who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus… perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”

Bro. Charles Daka (Mufulira, Zambia)

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