RIGHTLY DIVIDE THE WORD OF TRUTH

“AS newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” (I Peter 2:2 ). You can’t take a steak and give it to a baby. Babies have to start out with milk and gradually get into soft meat. It’s the same with the Word .There is milk, and then there is strong meat. Some people have known the Lord for many years, and have never grown much spiritually, because they only try to survive on a little teaspoon of spiritual food every week on Sunday morning. Sometimes we choose only what we want to try and live by in the scriptures. Instead of trying the whole smorgasbord. lt’s like going to a great Buffet and only trying a few things instead of trying some of everything. God help us to take the whole word and rightly divide it.“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”(II Timothy 2:15). You can’t just take one or two verses and make a doctrine out of them. You need to look at all the verses in the scriptures about a particular subject to get the full understanding and meaning. It’s like we are all being swept along by God’s great flood of his Spirit in these End Time Days, and some of us are clinging onto a rock here and there of our own pet doctrines and beliefs, instead of letting go and let God take control and go where the flood of his Spirit takes us. Jesus said, “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12). Some of his disciples even told him “this is a hard saying; who can hear it?”(John 6:60 ). Jesus also said “And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.”(Mark 2:22).They used animal skins to hold Wine back in Jesus day, and sometimes the empty wine skins would dry out, and when new wine was poured into them they would crack and break. God help us not to be old bottles, but to stay moist with the water of the word, and make sure everything is backed up by scripture. Amen?

 

Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

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