TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY, 2020
THEME: DO THE WORD 2
PASSAGE: I JOHN 2:14-17
HYMN: MHB 306- COME, Divine Interpreter.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 John 2:17 “And the world passes away, and the lust of it, but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
As a follow up to our topic yesterday, to do simply means to carry out an instruction or to get something done. Hence obedience to the Word of God is a clear indication that we know Christ and belong to Him. Therefore, when we do or carry out His commandments, our love and knowledge of Him will grow toward completeness and maturity (1 John 2:3-6).
Here in our passage, John wrote to three classes of people: God’s children, the young in faith and the mature in the faith (1 John 2:12). He told them never to love this world nor the things it offers, since loving the world will restrain them from loving or even doing the Word of God.
In today’s world (even in the church), the rat-race and crave for physical pleasure, getting everything that eyes see, and pride of our achievements and possession are gradually crippling the church of God. People seem to have forgotten that this world is fading away and with everything that people crave for. Those who fail to obey the Word of God will fade away with the world.
Therefore, know the Word of God, do the Word of God, live the Word of God and be sustained by the Word of God. Isaiah in his description of the Word of God said. “The grass withers, flowers fade but God’s Word stands forever’ (Isaiah 40:8). The Psalmist saw the Word of God as a lamp that guides our feet and light for our path (Ps 119:105). There is no disadvantage in doing the Word of God. Obedience to the Word of God attracts His blessings which add no sorrow.
PRAYER: Lord! Don’t allow me to be carried away by the pleasures of this world, but be
continually `sustained by Your Word. Amen.
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