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Are You Following the Bible?

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Are You Following The Bible?

How obligated or important is it that you follow the Bible? Within God’s grace, are you given some breathing room to not be so adamant about following everything in the Word of God? Do you really have to search the Scriptures about every decision you make?

If you have not been in the Word of God today, you will make wrong decisions and probably have poor judgment at least once throughout the day. If you’ve gone more than a day or two without seek the LORD in His Word, your life is governed more by your flesh and feelings than the standard of God’s Word. And if you have failed to truly seek the LORD in His Word for more than a month….oh my, you are only living for yourself.

The Bible was given to us by God, so that we might be able to resist the urge to live according to our own understand and wisdom. The LORD knew we would fail greatly unless we lived according to His standard and make our decision after seeking His principles and knowledge.
The LORD has given us His Word so that we will be able to avoid foolish judgment. The counsel of others who are men of the Word is to be sought. Few are willing to ask, because the answer will be obvious. Most, who are not living according to the Word of God know that the Word of God will interfere with their own ambitions.

How obligated are we to follow the Bible? Totally obligated!
How important is it that we study the Word of God daily and make our decisions based on the Word of God? It is of the utmost importance.

Does God’s grace give us breathing room to back off just a bit from His Word and do things in a way that seems right to us? Absolutely NOT! “All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart” (Proverbs 21:2).

The reason so many Christians depart from the Word of God and pursue their own “revelation” is because other mature Christians failed to speak the Truth of God’s Word directly over their lives. We are concerned about hurting someone’s feelings or that our conversation may be so direct they may quit the church or not like us anymore. So, instead of helping a friend get back in line with the truth, we simply allow our flesh to never bring up their obvious drifting away from the LORD. It reminds me of the Proverb that says, “Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes(Proverbs 26:5). We must answer the fool in his folly, that is we must be able ourselves to know someone’s ways are contrary to Scripture and then we must answer with Scripture. Otherwise, the Bible says they will establish their own way as wise. Seems impossible, but we are all capable of establishing our own fleshly ideas as wise in our own eyes.

The devil has launched an invasion upon Christianity, an invasion to lure each of us out of and away from the Bible. And, when we do get into the Word, his second wave of invasion is to cause us to believe that God is so loving and His grace so full, that we are special in that we do not have to actually obey every detail of His Word. This is of the devil. Don’t fall for his tricks. Get into the Word of God, and live your life according to Sound Doctrine.

Dear Heavenly Father, deliver us from the evil one who even speaks through pastors and celebrities saying that sound doctrine is not all that important. We know Your Word is our guide, to keep us from making foolish mistakes. In Jesus Name, AMEN!

Re-arranging my life for Christ,
David L. Burns
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