Sunday, June 30, 2013

Salvation Sunday: Knowledge is POWER!!!!

Knowledge, knowledge, knowledge, knowledge. This is such an interesting topic. In a bible study at the McCormicks, the topic of knowledge has come up for at least the past 3 weeks. And the main thing to get knowledge is through the Word of God. We have to make sure that we study God's word!! We have to know the word of God. Hosea 4:6 says "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.". Therefore, we gotta know the word so we are not destroyed. But, you might ask how can we be destroyed or something along those lines. Well, being a Christian, we are constantly in a fight for our lives. For one thing, Satan is trying to stop us from fulfilling our purpose and He sure enough doesn't want us knowing Gods word. The only way to fight Satan is to throw the word of God back at Him because he can't do anything. When Jesus was in the wilderness, Lucifer tempted Jesus to serve lucifer. One instance was that Satan was trying to get Jesus to turn rocks into bread. But Jesus said, in Matthew 4:4, "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.". So, Jesus accessed the power by quoting scriptures and He won the battle.

The other reason is that the Bible talks about in the last days there will be a lot of deception going around. People are going to go around speaking false truths and convincing Christians and mad people to believe these lies. One common thing that I've heard is that there is this mother that we are supposed to worship. And the thing is some of these groups will twist the Bible to make it work for them. So, you really need to know the word. When you know the word, you will be able to know what is true. A favorite verse of mine goes perfect with this idea. 2 Timothy 2:15 says "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.". As a Christian, we can use the Bible to check any preacher that we can hear. In addition, we can use it to know what's right and what's wrong. We have to study the word so we can divide what we hear to be either right or wrong.

We should have a desire to want to know God. We should want to know His Word and His presence. Just as our guest blogger, Shamar, said, we need to know God. And the way to know God is through his word. And Hannah also said that we need I develop our relationship but the only way to do that is to know His word because that is how you will know who God is.

So, I encourage you this week and for the future to continue to seek God through His word. Get a desire to know God. Study His word. Let His word be hid in your heart, so you won't sin against Him, like David said.

Stay blessed!!!
Salvation Sundays: Steven Gable

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