This is week 8 out of 13…5 more to go!

 

“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Psalm 138:2

In last week’s post hopefully you saw how important God and Jesus’ names are yet the above verse says God put his word (The Bible) above his name!

Why would he do that?

Scripture tells us to “compare spiritual things with spiritual” I Corinthians 2, so lets find the answer in the bible.

  • “And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” John 20:30-31.
  • Every word of God is pure:” Proverbs 30:5
  • “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth John 17:17
  • “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”Psalm 119:105  {If you read the book, it will show you what to do- the answers are there.}

 

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”  II Timothy 4:3

We see this happening today as people choose to go to churches that tell them what they want to hear instead of the truth from God’s Word.

The importance of the Word: It is necessary for salvation!

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

  • “Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?”… I John 2:22 and “Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father:” I John 2:23 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • The Word of God tells us where we stand before him and how he sees us. It tells us that we are sinners (and tells us why), it tells us the truth about what Christ did for us when he died on that cross. He paid the penalty for our sins, died, was buried and rose again.
  • Romans 10:9-10 says…”That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” The Philippian Jailor asked Paul & Barnabus how could he be saved. Their reply, “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved…” Acts 16:31. This is not just “believing” that God exists. The bible tells us that even the devils believe there is one God AND they TREMBLE (James 2:19).
  • You must put your faith /trust in his word that it is true and obey him by accepting his payment for your sins, this is how God forgives us! It won’t happen for you unless you make the decision to believe it and apply it to your life.  Take the GoodTest here to learn more.
  • “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15
  • “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.  And he said unto the woman (Eve), Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Genesis 3:1 This is Satan questioning the Word of God and causing Eve to doubt as well!

“For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted,….” II Corinthians 11:4

Don’t be deceived. Many churches preach “Jesus” …but it is NOT the Jesus of the bible. It IS “another” Jesus.

If you do not spend time getting to know the True Jesus {God who came in the flesh}, how will you know if someone introduces you to a false one?

Just check out the Laodicean church {which is an example of the world we live in right now} in Revelation 3:20 – there is a Jesus party going on and Jesus isn’t even invited.

Keep this in mind, where ever it is you stand on the issue of faith and the bible…

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” Galatians 1:8

In what do you put your final authority upon? Would you know if you were in a cult?  Do you know what you believe and why? Its something you should really think about.

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Tracy Zdelar

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Tracy writes about homeschooling and just about anything related to family life in Ohio. Strong honest views will surface from time to time on topics related to truth, faith and freedom.

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