EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
TITLE: THE RICHES OF THE WORD OF GOD
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-17
(14) But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
(15) And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
(16) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
(17) That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
KEY VERSE: ACTS 20:32
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
PSALM 19:7, 11
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.
As He spake these words, many believed on Him.
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My Word, then are ye My disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
Believers need to be taught the doctrines of Scripture so that they may know what to believe, what to do and what not to do. It is the responsibility of the ministers of God to outline and teach these scriptural doctrines for all to know and obey them. Through the preaching and teaching of the Word of God believers can know their privileges in the Gospel and appropriate them by faith. As good as singing, the manifestation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and other inspired activities are, they had limited place. The focus was given to the preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
The charge Timothy was given is the charge the Lord has given to every true minister of the Gospel in the Church of Christ today. “These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity (Timothy 4:11-12).” Let the Word of God be richly preached and taught so that members of the congregation will have the knowledge of the Word. Every Believer has the liberty also to search the scripture in order to preach, to teach and to exhort one another and to reach out to unbelievers as well. Make it a duty to study and search the Word of God. It inspires. Discover this hidden treasure.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The word of God is more precious than gold and silver.
SONG FOR THE DAY: Read your Bible, Pray every day
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: Song of Solomon 4-5; 2 Corinthians 13