Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

God’s Word . . . in your hearts!

1 John 2:12-14 NLT

[12] I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.

[13] I am writing to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I am writing to you who are young in the faith because you have won your battle with the evil one.

[14] I have written to you who are God’s children because you know the Father. I have written to you who are mature in the faith because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning. I have written to you who are young in the faith because you are strong.

God’s word lives in your hearts, and you have won your battle with the evil one.

Reflection . . .

How do we become mature and strong in the faith?

By hiding God’s Word in our hearts

I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:11 NLT

In many ways we become what we spend our time doing. We learn what we study and we become good at what we practice. We get to really know the people we spend time with and interact with. So it is with getting to know the Lord and becoming strong in our faith. We need to be digging into God’s Word and praying regularly, daily in order to know the Lord, grow in our faith and become strong.

Life’s major pursuit is not knowing self . . . but knowing God. . . . Unless God is the major pursuit of our lives, all other pursuits are dead-end streets, including trying to know ourselves. 

Charles R. Swindoll (b. 1934)

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