Saturday, April 8, 2017

Jim Vining
3 hrs
Hebrews 1:1-2 ¶ God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
God’s word may not be audible but it is active and personal. The living Word will speak living truth into our lives. Personal truth is brought through revelation more than discovery – as the word is applied to the circumstances and challenges we face. Men can categorize and analyze facts, but wisdom comes from God alone – man can collect knowledge and increase understanding but the wisdom of application is from God alone. Without the revelation provided by the Holy Spirit, God’s Word is simply a summary of what God has done and what He sovereignly demands. The living word brought to us through Jesus Christ not only reveals the nature of God; it brings truth to the heart of the individual to transform us into the blessed image of Christ. God’s Word lives in the conscience of the believer to convict, correct, reprove, nourish and bring hope into our lives through faith. Many long to hear God speak and neglect their devotional prayerful pursuit of God’s written Word. Study can provide knowledge; but only the Holy Spirit can enlighten our spiritual understanding. God’s Word is not defined or limited by culture or time – its application to the despair of sin and the hope of our calling must be applied to our daily walk. Creation places man in the predestined plan of God and it is the humble willful obedience to Jesus Christ that guides us into our eternal destiny. The events recorded concerning the past are to encourage our trust in the present and future. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 8/ Luke 9:37-62; 1 Samuel 10-12

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