Honoring Jesus and the Bible

We cannot ignore the Bible and at the same time honor Jesus Christ.

–Warren Wiersbe, Let’s Go!: The Epistle to the Hebrews for Twenty-First Century Christians

From the blog post Christ Speaks to Us – Are We Gonna Listen? By Douglas K. Adu-Boahen at Wired for Truth
Thanks Douglas

People understandably want to hear from God. Some mystics will be quiet before God and expect to hear Him speak. But as many people have said, if you want to hear from God, open up your Bible and read it! Sometimes God will give you a revelation–something you haven’t noticed before. Other times you’ll read what you’ve read before and not seem to get anything new from it. But it’s still the living God of the universe, who created everything, including you (Psalm 139:13-16) that you are “hearing” by reading. If you expect God to make decisions for you, especially through Scripture, you may be disappointed. (See God’s Will – Do Whatever You Want) We need to honor Scripture and not expect it to be what it isn’t. The more we read it and know what God’s will is, the easier it will be for us to make decisions, though there will always be the especially difficult ones. If we expect to just go to it when we need it as a Magic 8-Ball, we are dishonoring it and God will not honor that.

A former pastor said, “Before my head hits the pillow, my nose is in the book.” (Not necessarily at night, but to make sure everyday) I’ve lived by that for 2-3 years now. I wish I would have consistently for the last 25.

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