“Practice these things and you will not stumble“: 2 Peter 1:10
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence (virtue), and in your moral excellence (virtue), knowledge, 2 Peter 1:5 NASB
Applying all diligence! The New Testament for Everyone says, “you should strain every nerve”. Our faith is fragile. Faith isn’t a one time decision, it is a constant that needs nourished. Nourished with truths that distinguish right and wrong so we can express and convey right conduct, walk in righteousness. Jesus is our righteousness and His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 2 Peter 1:3/Colossians 2:3 NASB
Apply the Word of God. God’s word is the moral compass of moral virtue. In the Word of God is the knowledge of the righteousness of Christ. I believe that God’s word has the power to transform our moral compass and fill us with the knowledge of Jesus Christ. To know Him is to love Him.
🌹Are you diligently reading God’s word on a daily basis?
He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20 NASB
One thing I ask of the Lord before opening His word, the sword of the Spirit, is for wisdom and understanding. I do this so, as I feast on God’s Word, I am able to taste and see that the Lord is good, attaining wisdom for the love of my soul and that through understanding I can do good. The Word is for life. Food, guidance, peace, contentment, understanding of the ways of life. Let me encourage you to be in the Word of God daily. For your good and God’s glory. Ephesians 6:17b/Jeremiah 17:7/Psalms 34:8/Proverbs 19:8 NASB
🌹How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalms 119:103 NASB
I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I have written to you, children, because you know the Father. I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abides in you, and you have overcome the evil one. 1 John 2:12-14 NASB
🌹God of all creation, praise and glory to Your name for sending Jesus, Your Son. I was found as a child needing milk when Jesus found me, washed me, sanctified me and justified me!! Hallelujah I have been forgiven in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of my God. I know the Father because I know the Son and keep His commandments! Hallelujah!!! As I grow in faith and encounter tribulation in the world, I shall experience peace knowing You, Jesus, have overcome the world. I will endure, overcoming the evil one because I will be strong in the strength of Your might. I want to grow to full maturity believing in what was from the beginning, and by what I have experienced concerning the Word of Life. Your Word fully abiding in me. Prepare me to bow before Your heavenly throne unashamed Lord my God. In the perfect name of Jesus I pray, amen. Acts 13:38/1 Corinthians 6:11/John 14:7/1 John 2:3/John 16:33/Ephesians 6:10/1 John 1:1/John 5:38 NASB
My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food. Job 23:11-12 NASB
🌹Lord God of Your Word. God of truth. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. As I receive instruction from Your mouth, establish Your words in my heart that my heart will not turn back, and my steps will not deviate from Your way. How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! It would still bring me comfort, and I would leap for joy, even in unrelenting pain, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One. God, I ask that You establish Your word to me, Your servant, as that which produces reverence for You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen Psalms 119:105 NASB/Job 22:22 NASB/Psalms 44:18 NASB/Psalms 119:103 NASB/ Job 6:10 NASB/Psalms 119:38 NASB
And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20b NASB
Where does trust come from? Isn’t trust built in relationships by spending time and getting to know someone? We are instructed to trust in the Lord.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NASB
But where does trust in the Lord come from? It comes from knowing Jesus. And how do we come to the knowledge of Jesus? Through the word of God.
Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. Psalms 119:105 NASB
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord. Jeremiah 17:7 NASB
Blessed is the one who not only trusts IN the Lord but whose trust IS the Lord!! Wow!!
🌹Lord God, I want to taste Your words and know their sweetness. May Your words be sweeter than honey to my mouth. As I taste I ask for wisdom and understanding and surrender to Your will in full trust of who You are and whose I am. In Jesus name, amen. (Psalms 119:103 NASB)
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:4-6 NASB
🌹Are you disheartened, discouraged, feel like giving up? The word of God was written for our instruction. Within the pages of your Bible you’ll find hope so that you may persevere and be encouraged. What’s stopping you?
Lord God, draw us to Your holy Word for the hope we need. In the perseverance and encouragement you give help us to be of the same mind with one another, the mind of Christ, so that we may use it to be glory to You, our God and Father. Amen
The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain?” declares the Lord. “Is not My word like fire?” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock? Jeremiah 23:28-29 NASB
The Word spoken rightly, in truth is powerful! The Word of God is like fire, all consuming everywhere it spreads. The Word of God shatters, destroying falsehood, lies, deception.
If you have God’s word speak His truth. Someone needs to hear.
🌹Jesus is the Word. (John 1:14). for our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29 NASB
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32 NASB
Belief in Jesus in not enough. Even the demons believe in Jesus and they shudder (James 2:19). Jesus instructed “those Jews who had believed” that if they continued in the word, “then you are truly disciples of Mine”. Why should we stay, continue, in the word? Because Jesus said to but also because “you will know the truth, and it will make you free”.
In this world of so many differing views it is hard to tell truth from fiction. The word of God will set the truth before you and in that there is freedom.
My dwelling place also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary is in their midst forever.” ’ ” Ezekiel 37:27-28 NASB
The Old Testament speaks of the dwelling of God amongst His people. His dwelling with them would be known among all the nations.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 NASB
The New Testament speaks of God who came in the flesh, Jesus Christ, and dwelt amongst us. His glory was seen.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26 NASB
Today, God is seen in the believer by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. All nations will know that God is Lord by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in His people.
For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel. Ezra 7:10 NASB
Is your heart set on knowing, studying God’s word? Knowing it and walking by God’s word? Practicing leads to telling others about God’s awesome plan. God’s plan is for you to walk closely with Him in an intimate, loving relationship.
If you are not reading daily and putting it into practice, how about starting today. Besides changing your life you could change someone else’s life.
🌹We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. Colossians 1:28 NASB
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.