Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tuesday April 19 - 2016 | Today's Rhapsody of Realities | Topic - Don’t Assume You Know

Opening Scripture

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

As you grow in Christ, one important decision you must make is to continually increase your knowledge of the Word. Be passionate to know the Lord more through careful and diligent study of the Scriptures. Give more attention to the Word of God; digest it into your spirit; meditate on it.

Never assume that you already know enough of the Word. There’re people who just believe they’ve known the Word enough; they’ve become so "familiar" with the Word, and think they know everything in the Scriptures. Such people only realize the paucity of the Word in their spirit in the hour of crisis; that’s when they find themselves acting in fear and anxiety. That’s proof that the Word was really not inside them. Colossians 3:16 says, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly...," not scarcely.


Abide in knowledge. The more you study the Word, the more you discover who Christ is, His character and nature, and also, the more you discover who you are in Him. And as you study, He manifests Himself to you in increasing glory. Our opening verse says, "Study to shew thyself approved unto God…." 

In other words, study to be successful; study to be updated, and increase your knowledge.
The Bible says "through knowledge shall the just be delivered (not only out of trouble), but into their inheritance (Proverbs 11:9)

Christ has brought us freedom from defeat and freedom from sin; He’s given us the ability to decide the kind of life we want to live. He’s brought us liberty; He said, "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).

When you get to know the Word of God, you become free in the area of the truth that you know. So, continually fuel your appetite for the Word of God. Meditate on the Scriptures day and night, and you’ll be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, fruitful, productive, and prospering exceedingly in all that you do.


PRAYER


Dear Father, I thank you for giving me your Word, a material to build my life with, and usher myself into higher levels of glory, promotions, victories and success. As I meditate on the Word, your wisdom exudes from me, and your grace causes me to be fruitful and productive in all things, and function excellently, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.


FURTHER STUDY:

2 Timothy 3:14-15;
14But 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.

Proverbs 1:5;
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:

Hosea 6:3;
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Luke 17:20-18:1-14
1 Samuel 8-10

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 12:9-21
Psalm 119:161-176


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