The whole truth
“Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him” (Deut. 13:4; KJV). Our lives should line up with the word of God. We need to look into the word today and see if our lives, our thoughts, words and actions are on track. So often we look but only want to pull out our favorite scripture.
The word of God is the truth (John 17:17), inspired by God (2 Tim 3:16) and his counsel for every aspect of our life (Prov. 4:20-23). We can look into the word and it will encourage us as we see areas where we are lined up with it.However, the word will also bring instruction and discipline if we are open to receive it (Prov. 2:10-11). To grow in God, we need to allow his word to not only strengthen us and encourage us but also to challenge and change us. If we refuse, we will stagnate and be frustrated, going nowhere.
How often we have favorite words but the very next verse we gloss over because it is an ouch; a word that challenges our stubbornly held opinions where we do not want to change. It is only when we are open to God’s whole counsel that we can move on to be used by God and experience that true life of abundance (John 10:10).
Moving on in true revelation of God’s word is wonderful, going to new heights and places we have never been before. Let’s give God permission to open our eyes and ears to his word today and do a new thing in our lives. O my, how I want that, do you?