Living By The Word Of God
Living by the word of God, to be victorious in Christ, one must accept that the Bible is God’s word. It is the starting point. When I first became a Christian, I struggled with concerns about the Bible and mental instability.
Then, after reading it one day, I prayed to the Lord, “I firmly believe that this book is Your word, Lord. I accept it as such and will no longer harbor any lingering skepticism. I accept it as your Word even though there are some elements in it that I do not comprehend.” The Lord gave me comfort when I made that decision.
Since then, and despite the fact that I’ve been teaching it for years now, I’ve never had any misgivings. I firmly believe it and am willing to risk my life for it.
Living implies a way of life, behavior, and gait. The Bible’s teachings are crucial. We must adhere to it as our standard of living. Isaiah is adamant about the strength of the written word. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God endures forever, according to (Isaiah 40:8).
The words of Jesus Christ will endure even after heaven and earth do, according to Matthew 24:35. Additionally, we are aware that Christ is the living word.
The Bible states that “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” in John 1:1-4, verse 14. 2. God was created in the same way. 3. He created everything, and nothing that was created could have been created without him. 4. He possessed life, and the light of men was that life. 14. The Word became flesh and dwelled among us. We saw his glory—a glory befitting the only begotten Son of the Father—which was full of grace and truth.
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Because Christ is the Word—the living Word—to live by the Word of God is to live the life of Christ. In order for us to accomplish His goal, God wants us to apply His teachings to our day-to-day activities. Obeying is living!
We shall look at this crucial topic from the following angles:
We have the advice, inspiration, or warning we need to incorporate the Bible into our daily lives.
But Jesus answered and said, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 (and Luke 4:4) records Jesus’ response to the devil’s temptation.
Additionally, the Bible must be transmitted to future generations. (Catching them young)
These words, which I command thee today, shall be in thine heart, and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and thou shalt speak of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest.
And after tying them as a symbol to your hand, they will serve as frontlets for your eyes. And you must inscribe them on your house’s posts and on the gates.
In Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not leave from thy tongue, but thou shalt memorize it, and be careful to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
Philippians 3:16 Let the wisdom of the word of Christ “dwell fully in you, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual melodies, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Romans 15:4 For everything that was previously written was done so for our benefit, so that we could find comfort in the scriptures and patience.
If we want to live fruitful lives, we must heed the advice to read, study, and obey God’s word. In Isaiah 1:19 every day, we must let the Bible direct our thoughts and deeds.
What exactly does it mean to live by God’s word? What does it entail?
- Study. Joshua 1:8
- Obedience. Isaiah 1:19.
- Living by the word of God entails reading, reflecting on, and adhering to it. To please God, our Creator, we must live in accordance with the moral code outlined in His word. It is preferable to obey than to give up.
- Meditation. Jeremiah 1:8. Ponder what you read for a while.
- It is to live by Faith.
In Romans 1:17 What enables us to please God is our faith. Delivering (making actual) the promises of God’s word to us is faith. In Hebrews 11:1-3
It means adoring and putting God’s word into practice with great joy. Psalm 119:47, 72, 97, and 140; Jeremiah 15:16.
The Bible commands us to live by its words. We have cases (examples) of people who did this and benefited from it.
It is to actively live out the Great Commission by proclaiming the Gospel. Mark 16:15–16; Matthew 28:18,19;
The Bible commands us to live by its words. We have cases (examples) of people who did this and benefited from it
- Genesis 12:1–4 mention Abraham. God instructed him to leave his home country. He did it out of obedience and faith. Later, he received a large award. (Read Genesis 22)
- Zarepath’s widow. 1 Kings 17. She followed the advice of the man of God (Elijah), and as a result, her worries were allayed.
- Initial Apostles Peter’s life changed after responding positively to a spiritual command. They maintained their commitment to obeying God even in the face of persecution. Acts 4:19–20; Luke 5:1–11
- It’s Jesus. He was a living testament to the Bible. Hebrews 10: 5-7
THE DISCUSSION (compensation, profit, reward etc.)
Living according to the Bible brings significant rewards, both now and in the afterlife. This reality should always inspire us to live for God in all situations and at all times.
- Great Transformation Psalm 119:9, 2 Timothy 3:16, and 2 Kings 22:8–11. 1 Peter 2:2.
- Good fortune, success, and fruitfulness. The blessing of fruitfulness is brought through it. Psalm 1:1–3; Joshua 1:8
- Godly descendants and blessings down the generations. Psalms 22:6 Teach a child to walk on the right path so that when he or she is older, they won’t stray from it.
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Genesis 18.17–19 The LORD then said, “Shall I conceal from Abraham what I do, seeing as how he will undoubtedly become a large and mighty nation, and that in him all the nations of the earth shall be blessed?”
I am aware that he will instruct his offspring and household to follow in the LORD’s footsteps and to uphold fairness and judgment, so that the LORD may bring about for Abraham the fulfillment of his prophecy.
- Communion with God. God’s fellowship is promoted by abiding by his word. (John 14:23).
- Open the Door to Innovation. It opens doors for us to countless blessings. In Revelation 3:8
- life without end. Eternal life is brought via the Bible. John 8:51
According to the Bible, this is true. It is God’s heart-to-heart revelation of His ways. How does God communicate with you?
You can only be certain that you are His child in this way “being reborn through the power of God’s inerrant Word, which endures forever, not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible.
Because all human flesh is like grass, and all human splendour is like a grass flower. The bloom of the grass fades and withers, but the Word of the Lord endures forever. And this is the message that was delivered to you through the gospel ” (1 Peter 1:23-25).
Thus, it has been received by the Thessalonian believers. Paul spoke. And after receiving the Word through much suffering and with the pleasure of the Holy Spirit, you turned to us and the Lord, serving as examples to everyone who believed in Macedonia and Achaia (1 Thessalonians 1:6.7)
The Bible is inspired by God which makes it an amazing book.
God instructed Joshua to follow the Bible when he succeeded Moses. All Christians would lead fruitful lives if they followed his example. “This book of the law shall not leave from thy lips; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy path flourish, and then thou shalt have good success,” he added (Joshua 1:8).
Two Things all Followers of Christ must do in order for Him to be Glorified.
- Meditate on it
- Observe to follow everything that is said therein.
God’s Word should be pondered upon like one would a cow’s cud. Read a sentence and reflect on it. To put it another way, consider and absorb it. Get it into your head so you can comprehend it and remember to follow the instructions. How easy. You need to do more than merely read the passage.
It needs to be utilized in daily life. But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers alone, fooling yourselves, as James said (James 1:22).
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all understanding,” the Book of Colossians exhorts (Colossians 3:16). In other words, let the Word to find a home in your heart while allowing the Word to find a home in you. To do that, you need to read the Book for a while.
When Jesus told Satan, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God,” He was expressing a clear understanding of the importance of the written word (Matt. 4:4). It is the most effective tool against the tempter’s cunning.
Satan approached Him when He was vulnerable. After spending forty days and nights in the desert, he was ravenous. At that time in His life, the devil appeared to Him and challenged Him, “If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones be transformed into bread” (Matthew 4:3)
The memorized Word can be used at any time to thwart Satan. The Psalmist’s statement, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart so I would not sin against thee,” was undoubtedly made for this reason Psalms 119:11. If you wish to overcome temptation, memorize it. As you need it, the Holy Spirit will bring it to your thoughts.
More important than what we consume physically should be how much we take in to maintain our spiritual existence. More than food is life. For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain, the apostle Paul rightly remarked (Philippians 1:21).
Take the time to devour the Word if you want to have a deeper relationship with our Lord. I am called by your name, O Lord God of hosts, as the prophet Jeremiah said, “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the delight and rejoicing of my heart” (Jeremiah 15:16). Even when we are addressed by His name, we do not make time to read the Bible.
To be spiritually strong, it is essential that we set aside time each day to apply the Bible to our lives. Another way to express to be filled with the Spirit is to be filled with the Word of God. In reality, a person’s ability to be filled with the Spirit is directly correlated to how much he submits to the authority of God’s Word.
In John 17:17, Jesus prayed for the believers. They are to be made holy through your truth, for your word is truth. Take note of how Jesus equates sanctification with His Word.
It does not require an intense experience of a supposedly second blessing to be sanctified. It requires submission to God’s Word. As you follow and carry out His Word, you are being sanctified. That which God has already accomplished in you is sanctification.
He separated you from the world at the time of your new birth so He might use you for Himself. You now affirm what He has done in you and put aside your life for Him. You accomplish this by consistently following God’s Word.
You sanctify yourself more as you obey His Word more. In other words, you are sanctified to the extent of your level of doctrinal conformity. That is sanctification in process. When one gets to paradise, they are fully sanctified.
To walk on the water with the Lord and overcome your challenges requires a cleansed life. Christ made a sacrifice for the church, “so that he may wash it clean and sanctify it with the water of the Word.
He wanted it to be flawless and holy so that he could display it to himself as a lovely church that had no blemishes or wrinkles ” (Ephesians 5:26-27).
Spending time in the Word will enable you to recognize your sin, much like looking in a mirror, and it should prompt you to repent of it before God.
You are being cleaned by the Word when you acknowledge and repent of your sin. You are evolving into the likeness of Christ. A “sanctified vessel, meet [or fit] for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work” is what you are evolving into (2 Timothy 2:21).
If you wish to please God in whatever you do, God’s Word will serve as your direction. “Thy word is light unto my path and a lamp unto my feet” (Psalms 119:105). Because he will be our leader even beyond death, this God is our God for all time (Psalms 48:14).
“O Lord, I know that man does not walk in his own way; he does not walk to direct his steps” (Jeremiah 10:23). “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart; do not put your confidence on your own understanding.
Recognize him in all of your actions, and he will steer your steps (Proverbs 3:5,6). When you have God as your leader, you don’t need to walk in any uncertainty. He will direct you toward the correct ways and away from life’s traps. A life of assurance in Christ is a deeper life.
You move forward in Him with a sure step. He is aware of your route and your destination.
As we have seen many others do before us, it is expected of us as Christians to live by the Word of God. May God grant us the ability to daily take this step.
Dearly beloved, have you formally embraced Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and established a personal relationship with Him? If you haven’t, you must immediately do so. Your relationship with God, your Creator, will begin when you invite and accept Jesus Christ into your life. This relationship will be glorious and eternally rewarding.
As you follow Him constantly and regularly for the rest of your life, it is a choice you will never regret. Recognize your sinfulness and give your life to Jesus Christ right now.
As you repent of your sins before God, He will grant you His pardon so that you won’t have to suffer the consequences. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you. Ask Jesus Christ to cleanse your soul with His priceless blood, free you from sin and Satan, and give you the Holy Spirit’s power so that you might live above sin from this point forward and live entirely for God. Visit firstname.lastname@example.org to write and share your testimony.
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