Verse of the day
Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
A lot of decisions are taken through conscious efforts. For example, you walk into a dark room with a flashlight in your hand because it is a necessity that you see. However, despite how important it is for you to see, you could also decide not to turn on the flashlight and take your chances with the dark – this is on you.
The Gift of Salvation comes with the Word – The Word is God made flesh among us – Jesus. Here’s the interesting thing, you don’t become immune to sin, self, lust and all forms of temptations the moment you “give your life to Christ”. On the contrary, you become a target for these things but you are differentiated from the believers who slide down slippery slopes when you put on your flashlight to help you see in the dark.
To be able to emerge victorious against the darkness that easily besets us, we must be decisive enough to allow the Word direct us and actually save us because He does save when we allow Him to. That’s like having the flashlight and turning it on. It is this knowledge of God’s Word that keeps us from sin (Psalm 119:11) – and this is deeper than knowing God on the surface level, there is the need for in-depth understanding of His Word and a key relationship that keeps our eyes on Him.
It is not enough to receive the word into our hearts, we must do so with humility. It is important not to think of ourselves better than others because we’ve been saved as it is key to note that complacency could easily be punished (1 Corinthians 10:12)
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Lord Jesus, I receive your word, help me to be a doer and not just a hearer. Amen.
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