Living Biblically

Living Biblically:

The question before us is, “How do we live biblically in this culture?.” If we look at ourselves, what we believe guides what we do and our internal belief’s affect our outward actions.

When we look at the Sermon on the Mount some people would say that these are outdated standards that are impossible to live up to. Here is the truth: on our own initiative, yes it is impossible. We cannot do it without the help of the Holy Spirit. We will fail at times, however, but we should keep striving to live the holy lives God has called us to.

What can bring this type of change into our lives? The quick answer is the Holy Spirit using the Word of God to teach us. Those Words of God that spoke into the void and created life. Those same Words that come to us in the Word of God that speak to our attitudes and behaviors. Those Words that speak peace and hope in the midst of the troubles of life. Those Words of comfort that come to us at the precise time when we need to hear them the most.

How precious is the Word of God for you? How do you view the Word of God?

LBC Statements of belief…

“We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the only inspired word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible and God—breathed.”

Hmm…God speaking to us! Do we respond with a sense that, “Wow, God is speaking to us?”

Big picture: The way you view the Word of God matters because it can change you!

My heart for us today is that we would find a newfound or renewed appreciation for the Word, and that we would have a hunger and desire to study it more.

Also, that we would understand that:

  • Jesus fulfilled the Law
  • Jesus instills His righteousness in us

The Word of God is vital to our spiritual life and sustained revival. It is key to keeping our motives and attitudes in check. It also guides us in our relationships with God and with one another…

Scripture of the Week:

Matthew 5:17–20 (ESV)

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. 19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

One Response to “Living Biblically”

  1. Kris Aaron says:

    Reading the Word of God is a privilege many in the world do not have. We should cherish it. We should not give it a cursory glance and think, “There,I read my Bible verse for today.” Since God speaks to us through His Word we should quiet ourselves and listen. He will reveal to us what He wants us to know about a particular passage. When meditating upon that passage He may reveal a little more as He will.

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