The bible is God's sure word to us. And the early church believed it. They were a people built upon the solid foundation of God's word in the scriptures. What does that mean?
1. Declaration -
The Acts church was committed to the faithful declaration of God's Word. The Apostles prioritized the ministry of the Word and was devoted to it, not being easily swayed away even by other important ministries. The church and our family today will also do well to prioritise the teaching of the Word today.
2. Discernment -
The Acts church decided upon the Gentile inclusion based on the scriptures (Acts 15). They did not resort to personal bias or tradition. We must also hold the Bible as our supreme, final and infallible authority for life and practice. To know God's will, we must also have the renewal of our minds through the scriptures. Charles Swindoll said, “The better you get to know the WORD OF GOD, the less confusing is the WILL OF GOD.…..”
3. Dedication -
The Acts church was devoted to the apostles' teaching. They studied and sought to obey God's word. The church today should also be paying constant attention to and persevere in the study and obedience of God's word. That may require a plan to simplify your life. But let's follow Mary to choose that which is the best!
December 15, 2019
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