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  • Writer's picturePetra Hadžidaova

WORD OF GOD

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 1: 14 (NIV)


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INTRODUCTION

The Word of the Lord is living and active in dividing our thoughts and intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4: 12). It reveals to us the hidden motives of our hearts. Not to condemn us but to bring our evil deeds into the light so that we may be transformed by the renewal of our minds (Romans 12:2).


The word of God is none other than Yeshua as written in John 1: 14. Spending time with Yeshua and meditating on the Word of God is therefore imperative for every believer. Not merely imperative, it is also a privilege. A privilege to show ourselves approved unto God.



FAITH COMETH BY THE HEARING OF THE WORD OF GOD

“Your word of God is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” says Psalm 119:105 (ESV). When we meditate on the Word of God and walk according to its wisdom, we prosper in all our ways and have success (Joshua 1: 8). 


“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” as written in Hebrews 4: 12 (ESV). It divides that which is good from evil. Reveals the hidden motivations behind every action or reaction. Not to condemn us, but rather so we bring it to the light and be transformed by it, by the renewal of our minds (Romans 12:2). 


Reading and meditating on the Word of God is therefore important for every believer. “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope,” states Romans 15:4 (ESV). The scripture also adds in Romans 10: 17 (NIV), “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”


Prophet and Evangelist James Goll said in His book Praying with God's Heart (1), ".... prayer is not really a spiritual discipline". In general, God told Him that they were not spiritual disciplines but rather spiritual privileges (1). And studying the Word of God is no different. Spending time with our Lord and Savior - the Word of God Himself - is never time wasted Prophet James Goll also says.


And though nothing beats the Wisdom and authority of the Word of God, there are additional books and studies, even papers from which one can glean wisdom that can assist in understanding the teachings of the Most High. This is confirmed in 2 Timothy 3: 16 (ESV), “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,...”



Reading and meditating on the word of God are key


So therefore let us be diligent in studying the Word of God. As is said in 2 Timothy 2: 15 (KJV), “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 


I advise against too many teachers, for in the past I may have listened to too many voices and became confused. Yet I believe one should be allowed to look into different spheres and seek answers where the Holy Spirit leads them to find them. For in an area where one can be weaker another can be strong. 


There are many books with Christian-related content on different subjects available on Amazon and all sorts of other platforms. Many blogs, podcasts, and YouTube channels like my own are listed on sites such as Feedspot (Feedspot's 100 Best Faith Blogs and Websites) and others. Pray that the Lord guide you to lead you to one that will truly feed you. In the future, I plan to recommend some myself. So stay connected.


At the end of the day though, nothing shall ever beat the Word of God. It has the ultimate authority after all. I suggest we always fall and rely upon its wisdom before we rely on any other.  


IN A NUTSHELL

It is imperative and a privilege for a believer to meditate on the word of God daily. The word of God is living and active, it reveals to us the hidden motives of our hearts. Not to condemn us, but rather so we bring it to the light and be transformed by the renewal of our minds. It shows us the path upon which we should tread that will make all our ways prosperous. And it is by hearing the Word of God that faith comes. So equip yourself with our biggest weapon of all - The Word of God - and study yourself approved. 


Application

I challenge us to read the word of God each day for at least 15 minutes this upcoming week.


  1. James W. Goll: Praying with God's Heart. Part 1 - A Heart for intercession: The life of intercession. Page 29.

  2. Image by ©wix.com.

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