Good morning those who want to know God more
God’s Word is given to reveal God’s Nature.
When we read the Word of God, do we simply see the characters in the stories and focus on learning the principles of what we should and shouldn’t do in order to honour God? Or do we read with a primary focus and desire to see something of God’s nature and character so that we may know Him better? You might want to read this paragraph again to grasp fully what I am saying.
Let me give you a practical illustration of this truth.
The story where Peter asked Jesus how many times we are to forgive those who sin against us is primarily a story about God’s heart to us and not simply an instruction on how we should treat others. Yet we often miss this because we are, with good motivation, looking at what we can do to live an honourable life for God and others.
God’s Word is primarily about God’s heart for us yet we normally look at how it applies to us and what we should do for God and others.
Here’s the normal focus for many Christians: The Word primarily shows us how to live so we can deepen our relationship with God and point others to Him.
I want to propose a different focus to us today: The Word primarily reveals God so we can deepen our relationship with Him, out of which we will automatically start to live for Him and others better.
John 15:5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.
So what is your primary purpose for reading and meditating on God’s Word?