Monday, September 20, 2010

Thy Word IS Truth - Conclusion

How I Love They Precepts

"I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word....Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness." Psalms 119:14-16, 159

God exalts His word even above all His name (Psalms 138:2). Yet how is it that so many deny His words in order to honor His name? Such is truly deception and He will not accept such defiled offerings. If we do not believe what God has said, doesn't that show us to be unbelievers?

The same God who is leading us by His Spirit is the One who has inspired the Scriptures. His words to us, whether spoken or written, make up our daily bread. Even the written word is not just letters on paper, but is able to be used by His Spirit to become a living word which feeds our souls; for God's words are spirit and they are life.

At the root of every inclination to deny the authority of God's word is the desire to do that which is against His word. Find someone who rejects God's words and you will have someone who is not quite through with sin yet (Isaiah 8:20; II Corinthians 2:17, 4:2). People are not concerned that the Scriptures will limit their spiritual walk or that the texts have been perverted. The issue is that there is rebellion still somewhere in their hearts. There is something in God's word which offends them and instead of submitting to the washing of the water of the word to be changed, they find reasons to deny it.

God's word causes a spiritual surgery to occur in the us, dividing even the soul from the spirit while discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart (Ecclesiastes 12:11; Psalm 19:7, 119:9, 130; Jeremiah 23:29; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22-25). As Scripture describes, it shows us who we really are as opposed to who we like to often think ourselves to be. This can be uncomfortable and even painful as the Potter makes us over into the image of His Son. Yet let us not be forgetful hearers, but rather doers of the word.

It is not a light thing to be entrusted with the oracles of God (Romans 3:2). It is an honor, a blessing, and a privilege as we are made into living epistles to be read of all men by His Spirit. I make no apologies for the fact that I love the Scriptures and that I am going to judge everything by the Scriptures, as they are revealed to me by God's Holy Spirit.

Listen to this short message from Zac Poonen on how God's Word is Our Food.

Thy Word IS Truth Series

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