Today Pastor was talking about a conversation he had with a man, about whether or not he believed in the word of God, the man said yes, Pastor said the whole book not just bits and pieces and the man replied yes, to which Pastor then asked, have you read the whole book? The man hung his head and said no. Then Pastor asked how can you believe in what you don't know?
That got me thinking. If our faith is built on the word of God, and we have not completed the whole book, then what are we missing out on?
For some, they may have never read in Is. 53 v 5 where the word tells us by His stripes we were healed.
Or maybe you haven't read in Deut. 28 all of the blessings that belong to you because of the faithfulness of Abraham.
Or maybe you do not realize that you are the righteousness of God and that you have the same power in you that was given to Christ Jesus to heal, to baptize, to receive the Holy Spirit, Acts 1 v 8.
Or maybe they do not realize they have been given the power to prophesy and speak in other tongues, Acts 19 v 6.
There are so many promises in the Bible (the word of GOD) for us that if we have not read the enitre book we are obviously going to miss out on some of those. There is wisdom in the word of God and if we have not read the entire book how can we receive what God has for us in wisdom?
I am excited about reading the bible through and not just so I can say I have read the entire bible but so that I do not miss out on anything God has prepared for me. This is HIS word and HE has prepared it for you, all you have to do is read it. AMEN!
RTB.....just finished IS
Sun...1 Pet 1-5
Wed. Jer. 7-9
Thur. Jer. 10-12