Obey the Bible

As I mentioned yesterday the bible has authority because it is the Word of God. However we should also be clear since that is true then if we disobey scripture then we are disobeying God. “If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.” (2 Thessalonians 3:14 ESV). Just one of many verse that deal with obedience to the Word of God.

On the surface yes we agree in the truths of the Bible, but how many of us read something we don’t like and try to push it off by saying, it doesn’t mean that. Take this command from the Bible from Jesus. Matthew 5:34 “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”. And that is very difficult for many of us to do every day or maybe at all. Yet we should be striving towards that through the grace of Jesus Christ. Let His Word take root in your life and be blessed by it.

Authority of the Bible

In order for us to allow the words of the Bible to have authority in our lives we must first fully believe and trust them to be the actual Words of God. This comes by studying the scriptures, seeing their accuracy and as you read seeing the claims the bible makes for itself in the quotes such as “Thus says the Lord”. In the end it will take faith in God and a desire and will to follow and serve Him.

Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness”. The authoritative stance of the bible sets it apart and gives it impact in our lives. This view and approach is critical in our reading of God’s Word, why read it if we did not believe it is truth and from God. I would argue next to Jesus Christ the Bible or The Word is our greatest gift and we take it for granted everyday