The Other 6 (Day 3)
Reading the Bible // Section 1: How it Got to Us
The first portion of this passage follows the theme of this first week of passages: God’s word is reliable because it is from Him. Something to note, however, is the last phrase at the end. Paul explains that the word of God is at work in those who believe – this is a good self-check for us as Christians. If we truly believe God and believe in God, is His word at work in us? In other words, are we doing the things that He says are good for us to do and are we avoiding those things that He says will ultimately be harmful?
If we take an honest look at our lives and really our decisions are made based on how we feel, not what God's Word says, we aren't actually living our lives in obedience. Following Jesus takes everything - are you willing to obey God even when it gets difficult?
Practical Steps: Repeat this statement before you begin your day today: “Today, with every action, thought, and motive, I will honor You.” Then, check every action, thought, and motive against that criteria: “Does it honor God?”