And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” – John 8:32
LIGHT FOR NOW: It takes a humble heart to be taught the Word of God.
It is knowledge that saves you and makes you stand firm in your salvation. Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”. It is the assignment of every believer in Christ to reconcile men to God. We have all been called into this ministry of reconciliation which is to reveal God as one in whom there is no darkness at all and to reveal him as the giver of life and hope; to bring the joy of salvation to the heart of the believer. This is why the gospel is called the good news. Jeremiah 3:15 says, “And I will give unto you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding”. The Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:14-17 admonishes his son, Timothy to continue in what he had learnt and studied of the scriptures from childhood, and to remember the assignment of the scriptures.
He says, “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus”. This is to say that the assignment of the scriptures is to give you wisdom on the subject of salvation. Verses 16 and 17 of that scripture say, “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”. In searching for the truth of the knowledge of God’s word, you must be humble enough to unlearn some things you learnt before that is not built on the foundation or revelation of Jesus Christ. It takes a humble heart to be taught the word of God. The knowledge of the truth or the revelation of Jesus Christ is not a product of head knowledge. It does not come by how long you have a member of a church nor is it by quoting the scriptures. It is possible to quote what you do not know. It is the will of God through the help of the Holy Spirit.
INSTRUCTION: Present yourselves to be taught the knowledge of the truth of God’s word.
Prayer: I receive by faith, the knowledge of the truth of God’s word that I may enjoy the fullness of life in God, in Jesus Name! Amen!!
QUOTE: The cure for ignorance is the knowledge of the truth of God’s word.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 30; EVENING: LUKE CHAPTER 17