Thursday, June 6, 2019
19. Growing in Prayer – The Learning Tree – (1)God’s Word, Perfect in its Accuracy
“16 All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage]; 17 so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.” --2 Timothy 3:16-17
We believe in the infallible Word of God. That it was God breathed to guide us and direct our paths. The Word of God is complete and sufficient to completely answer anything we need to know about eternal salvation or practical wisdom concerning relationships, morality, character, finances, and conduct. The one requirement is obedience. We have never sought an answer that we did not find the answer in God’s Word.
One Core Value of Compass – finances God’s way, is the obedience of God’s Word. “If we are not obeying God’s Word, we will be unable to accurately understand and apply it and unable to teach others.” We stand on that truth!
We must realize our faith in God’s Word does not deny the reality of difficult times, circumstances even tragedies, it declares the power of God in the face of all that can happen here on this earth. I quote Roy Hicks, “When facing great challenges, do not permit your lips to speak unbelieving words.” “We cannot help what we see and hear, but our refusal to speak doubt and fear will keep our hearts more inclined to what God can do, rather than to what we cannot (Proverbs 30:32).”
We are to live a life exemplifying God’s Word. We refuse to be led astray by politics, unbelievers, and false gods. We speak with integrity who we are in Christ Jesus. Jesus confirms that every word of Scripture is given by God, every truth is to be held in reference, and that the Scriptures are eternal and credible. We grow as we model God’s Word…...Jesus was conceived by the Spirit; He is the living Word of God. The Spirit working within Him brought forth the fruit of good character (Luke 2:52).
To confess our faith in God’s Word, we are saying we believe in the promises of God and humbly stand before our God our Father; Your Word is truth, we worship You for your love, goodness, mercy, and kindness.
Let us pray in thanksgiving for God’s Word.