Scriptures

They Have Taken My Lord’s Words Away, Part 1

Introduction

‘Then Jesus cried out, “Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. For I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me to say all that I have spoken. I know that his command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say is just what the Father has told me to say.” John 12:44-50

In his second letter to Timothy, Paul specifically states the benefits that are embedded in the inspired words of God. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, he explained that God’s words are useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 2 Timothy 3:16.

This passage helps us to understand why human society is full of unrighteous deeds. It suggests the reason for bad neighbourliness, disrespect for constituted authority, unkind disposition to others and lack of self-control.

Yeah, God’s words have been taken away from the parliament houses of most countries because they claim, ‘it offends some people’. By this action, they have therefore lost their accurate sense of direction. The source of instruction for righteousness has been taken away and law makers have therefore become law breakers.

The order of the day is scandal upon scandal, immorality at its peak, and corruption in an unprecedented fashion. Those leading in various societies have become models of abysmally poor character and terrible examples that are capable of corrupting good morals.

In spite of this delusion and pitiable happenings, the admonition to God’s children is plain: ‘But you man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.’ 1 Timothy 6:11.

May I enjoin you to give attention to the reading of God’s words and doing otherwise implies taking away God’s words from your homes.

‘Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.’ 1 Timothy 4:13

‘But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honour and might forever. Amen.’ 1 Timothy 6:11-16

Prayer

Thank You Father, for Your wonderful words of life. May we see more of the beauty of Your holy words and extend same to others in Your Son’s name.

DAILY BIBLE VERSE

"Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted."

Isaiah 53:4

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