The Bible

26 May 2019
‘The word of God is alive and active.’

Whatever we’re facing, feeling, or needing, the Bible can help. But we need to be reading it, reflecting on it, and letting it change us. Our biggest battle will always be in the area of our thoughts and desires. If the enemy can get our mind off God’s Word and onto worldly things, he can lead us towards sin and defeat. The Bible tells us to ‘take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ’ (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV). We can’t transform our thinking if we’re not sure what we should be thinking instead. We need to be saturated in God’s Word so that we recognise the enemy’s lies and know the truth we can replace them with. The Bible is also known as ‘the sword of the Spirit’ and the only weapon sharp enough to cut us loose from sin (take a look at Ephesians 6:17). When we feel under attack from the enemy we can use Scripture to help us fight the battle. Jesus did that when He was facing temptation in the desert. For everything Satan said, Jesus had a Scripture verse to reply with (you can read this in Matthew 4:1-11). In Hebrews we’re told that ‘the word of God is alive and active.’ We can read a verse we’ve read hundreds of times before, and the Spirit can show us something new. The Bible also guides us by showing us how we can live in a godly way. The psalmist describes it as ‘a lamp for my feet, a light on my path’ (Psalm 119:105 NIV). God’s Word can show us where we’re going wrong, and gives us wisdom for how to move forward. So, whatever we’re needing, let’s get back into the Bible today.

 

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