From time to time, you have to stop and ask yourself, “Why do I come to the church?” People come for many reasons, but not many reflect on the ‘why’. However, the penny must drop at some point. We have to understand that everything in our life is a result of God’s word in us or, the lack of it. Someone who does not have the word of God in them is someone who speaks words of spite, lies and anger; they are the people who seek revenge.
“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants, but you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you.” (John 8:37)
Jesus tells the people that if the Word of God – which He had shared with them – was within them, they would not seek to kill him. When the word of God is inside a person, the way they speak and live their life reflects this. There are people who receive the truth in church but refuse to live this truth and try to create their own version of the truth, because the Word of God has no place inside them.
If we have the Word of God in us, we may not remember everything word for word, but we remember the principals and think of ways to put them into practice. This way, we will not only know the Word, but live it too. We will try to find ways in which our life can reflect our obedience to God. Therefore, whatever we may be doing throughout our day, we are always thinking of ways in which we can live the way God intended us to.
“Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” (Joshua 1:7-8)
The Word of God must be in our mouth and in our mind. The words we speak must reflect honesty and integrity. We must be someone who is trustworthy and keeps their word. When the Word of God is on our lips, then there will be no room for curse words, swearing, lying and cheating. It will enable us to live in a way that is pleasing to Him. When the word of God is inside a person, they will not want to disappoint the God, but honour Him.
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