Spend Time In The Scripture

1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” ~ Genesis 3:1-5

I remember a few years ago, one of my friends told me she wanted to be a Youth Pastor and asked me if I thought it was a good idea. So, I simply asked if she understood the Bible and could explain it to people easily. She responded with, ‘No, not really. Not really at all, actually.’ Then, I asked her if she thought reading her Bible was important. She responded with, ‘Yeah. Well, I don’t think you need to read it every day.’ Even though part of her wanted to know God and do God’s work, she didn’t want to take the time to get to know God and His Scripture.

This is the mentality of most of the Church today. Part of us wants God, but the other part doesn’t want to put the time into God. We don’t want to take the time to read God’s word so that we know what He has planned for us, what He expects from us, who He is, His characteristics, His likes, and dislikes. In today’s world, we know more about celebrities than we do our own God. This is the biggest problem in the Church today.

See, Satan knows the Scripture forwards and backward. That’s how he trips us up. He’ll ask us, “Did God actually say…” and if we don’t know the scripture, then we’ll begin to doubt. We’ll have no defense against his attacks and schemes. Look at what the Psalmist writes about how to keep your heart pure.

How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 10 I have tried hard to find you— don’t let me wander from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. 12 I praise you, O Lord; teach me your decrees. 13 I have recited aloud all the regulations you have given us. 14 I have rejoiced in your laws as much as in riches. 15 I will study your commandments and reflect on your ways. 16 I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.

Psalms 119:9-16

The only way for us to overcome sin and withstand the schemes of the enemy is to know the Scripture. This is our main weapon against the enemy. When we know Scripture, we can put it into practice, and we can overcome any obstacle that may come in our way. Don’t allow laziness to keep you from your most important Spiritual Weapon.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Spend Time In The Scripture.

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