So when we talk about the Word, don’t just think of your Bible. Think of who is inside that book—Christ. Why is this important? Because many Christians, yes, they read their Bibles, they believe that the Bible is the Word of God, but when they read the Bible, they are just looking for moral principles, things to do, so that they can be a better husband, or wife, or student, or employee, or neighbor. Kung ganyan lang ang approach mo sa Bible, the Word cannot be an anchor for your soul.
We all need this resolution, siyempre sa tulong ng Diyos: “Resolved to read all of God’s Word, to pray all of God’s Word, to find comfort in all of God’s Word, and to obey all of God’s Word.” Bakit? Because you need all of God for all of life.
I hope itong two prayers sa Psalm 119:41-48—for the gospel to go deeper sa puso natin at for the gospel to overflow para masabi natin ito sa iba—ang maging prayers din natin. At itong four commitments—in obeying, proclaiming, treasuring and meditating on God’s Word—ang maging commitments din natin. Not just occasionally, but daily.
Kung hindi ka attentive sa Word, you dishonor God. Salita n’ya ‘to, iisnabin mo? Kung hindi ka attentive, pridefully you’re starving and hurting your soul. Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God (Deut. 8:3; Matt. 4:4). Magiging malnourished ka, magkakasakit, mamamatay ka if you’re not paying attention.
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