Thursday, April 2, 2015

Devotion: Give Attention To My Words

Are you one who has a clear understanding of the things of God or are you one who is just downright confused?  Guess what, this is why God has told us to seek wisdom and know-how (Proverbs 4:5-7).  He tells us that we need to get understanding, get the ability to use good sense in our thinking, in our judgment, and in our actions, and get the ability to perceive and to explain the meaning or nature of things, because once we have these things, then revelation knowledge will come and we will no longer be confused.  Our problem is that we have not taken the time to truly seek God, to truly find out what he is trying to tell us, or to truly find the meaning of the scriptures that we read.  God tells us to “study to show thyself approved unto God” so that we can “rightly divide the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15), but most of us do not adhere to this command to study.

The word of truth is given “to tell us what to believe (for doctrine), what is wrong (for reproof), how to correct wrong (for correction), how to live (for instruction in righteousness).”  We are to rely on the word of truth because it includes “everything needed to grow in maturity, to be perfect (meaning proficient or capable), and to do what God wants” (II Timothy 3:16-17).  The idea that we are to attend to God’s words hold little meaning for some because they believe that just carrying a Bible with them fits the commandment.  How so very wrong they are.  When we attend to his words, we learn that they are life unto those that find them (Proverbs 4:20-22), which means that God’s words are full, abundant life unto those that hunt for, look for, or seek those words.

God wants us to attend to his words, which means that we need to listen carefully to his words and we need to pay close attention to what is being said.  This means that there must be more to knowing God then just opening the Bible, reading a few verses or so, and coming out believing that we are knowledgeable about the things of God.  Matter of fact, God tells us to immerse ourselves in his word.  He tells us that we must hunt for, look for, and seek the answers that he has provided us through his instruction manual.  This might mean that we will have to pick that Bible up, open it, and do a little more than just read it.  We may have to dissect it.  If we truly immerse ourselves in his word, while we hunted for, looked for, and sought the answers that he has provided us through his instruction manual, that we would eventually be knowledgeable about the things of God.  So, until we do, I guess we will just be . . . confused.

Today’s inspirational message briefly talks about giving attention to God’s words so that you will “get into the word and you will let the word get in to you.”  As always, we pray that this commentary, combined with the message below will bless you, inform you, and that you will be the better for having read it.  If blessed by them, please share so that others may be blessed as well.  Amen.

Enjoy your blessings - KW

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