Consider What the Bible Is - Your Daily Forward Devotional

Consider What the Bible Is

May 26, 2020

Read Isaiah 40:6-8

“A voice says, ‘Cry!’ And I said, ‘What shall I cry?’ All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”


Reflect

Why does the Word of God stand forever? What is the Word of God?

The Bible is our personal connection with our eternal, loving God. It’s how we hear from our Creator and have a two-way conversation with Him. But as my faith has grown through the years, I’ve had to work through lots of questions along the way. (Maybe you’ve wondered some of these things, as well.)

Why engage God and the Bible daily—at least four or more times a week? Isn’t that a formula? Relationships need daily, consistent connections in order to grow. We grow closer to our loved ones when we spend time with them. It’s the same way with Christ.

Why do some Christians focus on changing negative behaviors? (Sounds like another outdated plan to be moral, not free.) Real faith isn’t about swapping bad behaviors for good ones. It is all about a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ. We all struggle with something, and we all battle sin daily.

Why focus on the Bible? The Word of God is transformational. It’s His living, breathing, relevant way of communicating with us. When the Holy Scriptures are engaged—not just read—our hearts are changed.

I’m not suggesting we follow a one-size-fits-all, ten-step-plan for spiritual perfection. Engaging the Bible daily has made a difference in my life … and I bet it can help you grow spiritually too. It’s meant to be personal, not rigid and formulaic. It’s how we find a deeper connection with God.

 
Pray

Lord Jesus, I want to be in Your Word daily. I want to hear You and grow closer to You. Transform my heart and mind. Amen.

 


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Have you been robbed? I have. I remember being robbed about two years ago. You see, our youngest son was diagnosed with epilepsy. I was continually being robbed by fear and worry. I kept focusing on the situation, and I let fear rob me of my time and attention. You see, fear is a robber. Fear robs us of precious moments with our families. It robs us of the peace that God promises us. Fear is a robber. Fear robbed me until I refocused on God’s Word. Proverbs 12:25 says, “Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” Fear robs. Fear creates shackles that paralyze. That’s what this proverb is saying. When we focus on fear and embrace the anxiety that comes with it, we become paralyzed. It’s as if we can’t think. We can’t think. We can’t act. What’s the alternative? Focusing on truth and, as the writer says, “a good word.” There is no better Word of Truth than the Bible. When I’m feeling anxious and worried, I know God’s Word has a message for me, and I know He has a message for you. A message I frequently turn to is 1 Peter 5:7, which says, when you’re facing fear, throw it on God. Why? Because He cares for you. So today, don’t focus on the worry. Turn to God’s Word. Turn to God and allow Him to carry the load. Text in Context: Read Proverbs 12. Reflect: Collectively, what do these proverbs say about the power of words? What’s the connection between our words and our works (v. 14)? Respond: How do words impact you? What’s the best word of encouragement you’ve ever received? How can you encourage someone who’s facing a hard time? Prayer: Father, you are the giver of truth. Help me to cling to your Word and less to the lies of the world. Amen.
Lord, Help me to desire your word! I am going thru a dry period where I don't desire to read the word? But I want to get back to His word with fervent love
The grass withers, the flower fades when the breathe of the Lord blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flowers fades, but the word pf our God will stand forever.
Lord help me to hide Thy word into my heart so I will not sin against You
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. Doctrine-what is right divine truth necessary for life & godliness Reproof-what is not right, scripture exposes sin Correction-how to get right. The restoration to your proper condition. Instruction in Righteousness-How to stay right.
Thank you Jesus for your word ! It guides and sets me straight when I feel lost! Thank you ! In Jesus name I pray Amen ✝️🙏🇺🇸
Psalm 119v105: " Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path". Lord, help me to have and live this reality of Your Word in my life.
I AM TIRED OF EVERYTHING;STRENGHTEN ME ;I AM GOING BACK TO WORK;ABBA FATHER;YOUR PRESENCE ;TOO;🔥THANKYOUJESUS!@
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS PLEASE HELP ME & ALL MY FAMILY ACCORDING WITH YOUR RELATIONSHIP & WILL ;I ONLY KNOW THIS JESUS LOVES US;THE BIBLE SAYS SO;COME QUICKLY INTO OUR LIVES;NEED YOUR WISDOM;GUIDANCE;ETC;THANKYOUJESUS!@
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Without a doubt after i experienced and tasted the word of God i became adict to him. I've found challenges and guidances for my life that i know i could not find in anywhere. That's awsome and every day i want more and more of his amazing marvels.
WHEN you have a true relationship with God you would hunger and thirst after Him to know Him in a more intimate way and that's spending time with Him through prayer reading His word and worshipping Him.
Leann - How exciting to hear this! I am praying for you to continue to grow closer to God daily by reading his word and spending time with Him.
Devotion to something means committed to it. It is desirable and produces satisfaction. When you read a devotional on God’d word you developing this type of connection to God. This is spiritual food that is needed to give Jesus glory and our joy.
God's word says...."Take up your Cross and follow me"!! He wants us to Daily seek his face and enter into his presence. In doing so..... Our lives will begin to transform! Our old Man has become new. Thank you God for sending your Son "Jesus" to die on the Cross for me, for us all!
Does This Devotional mean that If You read God's Word in a different place other than the Bible itself ,The Power of His Words are not still behind it? Thank you, Bill Rhodes
Thank you for this, I haven't read my Bible in a long time because I have a difficult time putting application to what I have read. I ordered a study Bible and am looking forward to receiving it. I read a lot of nourishing posts in facebook, but this has shown me that I need to spend time right in His Word. God works in such awesome mysterious ways, I really needed this encouragement! I am going to share this in my group, God Talk II. God Bless You! Leann