The Proper Response To God's Word?
By: Gary Colley
It is a fact that too little Bible study is being done in our present time. For this reason both young and old are drifting in the world without chart or compass morally and spiritually. do you read and study your Bible regularly? You can fall from grace (Galatians 5:4), and without daily study one is likely to do so! The Hebrew writer gave exhortation to those in the first century who were about to apostatize, "Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip (Hebrews 2:1)." Since we are to be judged by the Word of Christ in the hour of eternal Judgment (John 12:48), we need to know that our attitude toward the Word may determine whether we shall receive "the goodness" or "the severity" of God
(Romans 11:22). What are some of the ways we may respond to the Word of God? Take your pen and mark your attitude toward the inspired Word of God.
DO YOU APPROACH THE BIBLE WITH:
___ 1. Anger (II Kings 5:10-11, Acts 7:51-59)?
___ 2. Shame toward it (Mark 8:38)?
___ 3. Apology for it? (Too many apologize for the Truth when it is faithfully proclaimed.)
___ 4. Attack toward the authority and Author of the Bible (II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:3,
Acts 17:32-33, Colossians 3:17)?
___ 5. Astonishment (Matthew 7:28-29)?
___ 6. Abuse by adding to it, taking away from it, or altering and amending it to suit yourself
(II Peter 3:16, II Corinthians 2:17, II Corinthians 4:2, Galatians 1:8-9, Revelation 22:18-19)?
___ 7. Love (II Thessalonians 2:10)?
___ 8. Appreciation (II Timothy 3:15-17)?
___ 9. Delight and adoration (Psalms 1:1-3)?
___ 10. Deep affection (Psalms 119:97)?
___ 11. Awe (Nehemiah 8:5)?
___ 12. Acceptance (James 1:21-22)?
___ 13. Subjection (James 1:25)?
___ 14. Submission (Romans 12:1-2)?
___ 15. Obedience (Hebrews 5:8-9, II Thessalonians 1:7-9)?
Will we allow our sins to enslave and condemn us? Or, will we study to have the proper response to God's Word (II Timothy 2:15)?