LIVING BY THE WORD (Part 2)-Digging Deep
TEXT: Matt 4:4, Deut 8:3
Minister: DEACONESS OLUNIKE ASHAOLU
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
It is important to live by the word of God. So many Philosophers have written theories and propounded some laws that are not effective after a long time but we thank God that the word of God cannot change Ps.119:89.
There is a need to know some purposes behind the mind of God concerning the writing of the Bible.
(1 )TO AUTHENTICATE THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST.
The word of God was written to prove the divine nature of Christ since so many false Christ’s and Messiahs have come and will still come. John 20:30-31, 19:35, 13:19, 14:29.
2) TO GIVE HOPE TO MANKIND
When you are passing through a particular situation in life and you read the Bible to discover that similar thing had happened to someone, your hope is renewed. Rom. 15:4, Col. 1:27, John 14:1, Jn.16:33.
(3) TO RELATE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AS A WARNING
Every experience in the Bible is to serve as a warning to us. God knows the importance of documentation. 1 Cor. 10:11, Num. 25:1, 6, Num 21:6, Num.16:30.
(4) TO GIVE KNOWLEDGE OF ETERNAL LIFE
All that is needed to be known about eternal life are contained in the word of God. As we give attention to the word of God, our understanding of eternal life gets broadens. 1 John 5:13, John 7:16-17, John 8:31-32, John 17:3, Col.1:10
The word of God is very important in the growth of any believer. It is by constantly feeding on it that our lives can be transformed. The law of success according to God is determined by the observance of the things written in His word. Give attention to the word of God. Joshua 1:8.