Open Heaven 5 January 2023
MEMORISE: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, dividing the word rightly of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
BIBLE READING: PSALM 25:4-5 (KJV)
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Our memory verse for today says that the workman that will not be ashamed is he or she who rightly divides the word of truth – not just one who reads it, but one who divides it and learns from it.
Many people read their Bibles but do not really learn from it. It has become something done just to fulfil all righteousness. There are many great treasures of knowledge in the Bible that will benefit anyone willing to search them out.
When you study the Bible, you should be on the lookout for new things you can learn and apply in your marriage, business, career, ministry or any other aspect of life. Proverbs 18:15 says: The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
The Bible is not a story book; it is a life manual, and lessons from it must be applied in our lives. Romans 15:4 says “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that the Scripture is given to us so that we can be perfect and thoroughly furnished unto ALL, not some, but ALL good works:
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Living according to the standards of God as shown in the Bible may appear difficult, it is however, better that you discipline yourself to do so because the results would be great in your life.
For example, the word of God says you must be humble, so be humble. As a result of your humility, God will give you grace to succeed (James 4:6). His word says you should be diligent, so be diligent and as a result, you will stand before kings (Proverbs 22:29).Believe me honestly, I have found that God’s word is the key to true success in life. Be dedicated to studying it and applying your learnings correctly from today.
KEY POINT: Pray according to Psalm 25:4: Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
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Thank you for studying today’s Open Heaven – Learn From the Word of God – written by Pastor Enoch Adeboye
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Open Heaven 5 January 2023