Words of Life or Excuses of Death

Yesterday we learned that American believers have plenty of access to the Word of God, but fail to pick up, read and/or use it as their filter. One of the questions asked in Bible Impact is, “If you didn’t get into or finish your reading did you process the “why not” through the FREEdom principles?” Knowing what keeps us from the Word is just as important as what we heard Jesus say in the Word.
This is basically the question Jesus asked those disciples who remained with Him after many had left, “Why are you staying? Don’t you want to leave too?” Peter answers for the remaining disciples, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (Jn. 6:60-69)
Those who left saw Jesus’ teaching as too difficult to not only grasp, but also to apply to their lives. Is that your excuse for not getting into the Word? Or maybe you’re using lack of time? I could list more excuses, but let’s be real here. They all have one thing in common … they’re excuses that keep us out of God’s presence.
The Bible is the source for the words of life. Words that can give you truths to defeat the lies in your head. Living words that can give you victory over whatever robs you of life or defeats you throughout your day. You can make whatever excuses you desire for not reading and using the Word to filter all your thoughts through to experience true living. You do so, though, at your own peril.
Reading the Bible is not a Christian thing to do. If that is why you’re in it, then don’t necessarily expect God to be smiling. We need it to be able to screen out all the other messages we’re hearing so we can hear the only voice that matters, Jesus’. If you heard Jesus in the Word today, praise God! Use it to continue listening to Him. If you didn’t, what’s your excuse? It’s time to filter that thought through the Freedom process so you can experience true living today.
S“E”t Free Nowww

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