5 Scriptures That Will Supercharge Your Bible Commitment

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Financial, fitness, and dietary goals are important, but no goal is more important than sitting before God with an open Bible and a humble, teachable heart.

This is the posture that a Christian must assume all his life. Salvation can happen in a single moment of belief, but learning to live as a Christian and fully follow Jesus is the adventure of a lifetime. We continually learn to follow Jesus through His Word, the Bible.

RA Torrey, a close associate of DL Moody once said, “Christians who pray for power but neglect the Bible abound in the Church. But the power that belongs to God is stored up in the great reservoir of his own Word, the Bible..”

DL Moody himself had much to say about the Bible, and always brought His listeners back to the Word:

“The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.”

“The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”

“I have never seen a fruit-bearing Christian who was not a Bible student. If a man neglects his Bible, he can pray and ask God to use it in His work; but God cannot use him, because there isn’t much for the Holy Spirit to work with.”

“So few grow up, because so few study.”

“What we need as Christians is to be able to feed ourselves. How many are there who sit helpless and listless with their mouths open, hungry for spiritual things, and the minister must try to feed them. nurturing, while the Bible is a prepared feast, into which they never venture.”

“The more you love the scriptures, the firmer your faith will be. There is little recoil when people love the scriptures.”

“Count on it, my friends, if you tire of the Word of God and it tires you, you are no longer in communion with Him.

“This is the test of whether you are a true child of God – whether you love and feed on the Word of God.”

“When I pray, I speak to God, but when I read the Bible, God speaks to me; and it is really more important that God speaks to me than that I speak to him, I believe that we should know better how to pray if we knew better our Bibles.”

“Remember that there is no situation in life for which you cannot find a word of consolation in the scriptures.”

“An acceleration that will last must come through the Word of God. A man stood up in one of our meetings and said he hoped to have enough from the series of meetings to last a lifetime. I told him that he might as well try to eat enough breakfast at a time to last his whole life. That’s a mistake people make; they run to religious meetings and they think the meetings will do the job. But if that doesn’t bring you closer to the Word of God, the whole impression will be gone in three months.”

I don’t know about you, but reading DL Moody’s encouragement to read the Bible is moving! It gives us a window into what it means to cherish our Bibles.

The Bible also has a lot to say about itself. Here are 5 scriptures that will boost your biblical commitment:

1. MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD DAY AND NIGHT (PSALM 1:1-3)

“Happy is he who walks not with the wicked or opposes the way sinners take or sits with scoffers, but who delights in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. This person is like a tree planted by water currentswhich bears fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, prosper though they do.”

This is one of my favorite Bible passages of all time.

Planting yourself in the Word of God is like planting a tree by the water. There is an abundance of life giving nutrients to provide strength for a lifetime.

Here is a more modern illustration. A missionary in Africa said, “Christianity is boring? So is the best TV show if the device is not plugged in. Get plugged into God and you won’t yawn.

We connect (or root) to God and His purposes for our lives by engaging with the Bible and obeying what God has said. If we don’t do these two things (read and obey the Bible), we will always lack spiritual fervor and drive. If we do them, we will be on an adventure of a lifetime, and our spiritual life will move in the direction it needs to go.

2. LET THE WORD Dwell RICHLY IN YOU (COLOSSIANS 3:16)

“Let the word of Christ dwell richly in you, instructing and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, with thanksgiving in your hearts to God.”

Maybe you already love your Bible, but aren’t giving it enough time or attention?

Let the Bible dwell in you richly, not badly, not halfway, but richly. Build your life on it. Make it your most important daily habit. Play your future on it.

3. THE BIBLICAL WRITERS SPOKEN OF GOD (2 PETER 1:20-21)

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of scripture came from the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but the prophets, although human, spoke on behalf of God because they were carried by the Holy Spirit.”

The scriptures are not fanciful tales or incorrect history. It is pure, true, and trustworthy because it came to us from our faithful God. Archeology has consistently proven the accuracy of the Bible, and any doubt cast on these points by secular society falls flat on the honest scholar. There is far more evidence pointing to the accuracy of Scripture than we could ever imagine.

The Bible is not just the fine words of men. It is not simply the oldest and most accurate history book. It’s not just the best-selling book of all time, filled with wonderful stories.

The Bible is the word of God for us today and every day. God has spoken, and is speaking now through the Bible. The Bible is wisdom, peace, comfort, correction, and direction for your future. The Bible is the blood of the Christian, bringing him ever closer to Christ. The Bible is the greatest book of all mankind and our greatest potential opportunity to get to know God better.

“But you must stay true to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, because you know you can trust those who taught you. the salvation that comes through trust in Jesus Christ. All Scripture is inspired by God and is helpful in teaching us what is true and making us realize what is wrong with our lives.. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”

The Word of God is not just noble prose. It contains various forms of literature and tells powerful stories, but it is much more than that. It is useful for you and your daily life. It helps to show you the way to God and how to live in the light of God’s reality.

There are a thousand insights into the Bible that could help you in practical ways in your daily life now, but will never be useful to you if you don’t open the book. A pastor recently shared, “How often the wisdom we needed for the day was in the Bible passage we didn’t read that morning.”

“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted within you, which can save you. Don’t just listen to the word and deceive yourself like that. do what he says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently at the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to keep it, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it, will be blessed in what he does.”

AW Tozer said:We can know the right words without ever being changed. This is the difference between information and transformation.”

Scripture gives this warning. Don’t be “deceived”, or another translation says “otherwise you are only deceiving yourself”. We must obey.

Is there an area of ​​your life that doesn’t match what the Bible says, and you know it? Don’t keep looking for another solution, when you know what you need to do. Repent, turn from ways you know are wrong, and obey what God has told you through His Word.

This is the true power of the Word of God, when we allow it to transform the way we think, speak, act and live.

Go on in the Word. Remember what you heard. Do it. You will be blessed in ways you cannot begin to imagine.

This article originally appeared on Thinke.org {think eternity}. Used with permission.

Matte brown (@evangelistmatt) is an evangelist, author and founder of Think Eternity. He and his wife Michelle impact millions with the gospel every year online and through live events. They also take care of more than a million social media followers on a daily basis.

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Publication date: April 6, 2017

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