Examples from the Word
Wednesday 15th February 2023
All these things happened to them as examples—as object lessons to us—to warn us against doing the same things; they were written down so that we could read about them and learn from them in these last days as the world nears its end. 1 Corinthians 10:11 TLB
The Bible gives us examples and patterns for living – living our lives, especially in these last days. It says in our theme verse that the things written about the men of old in the Bible, actually happened to them so that they would be examples to us.
They are examples to us on to how to walk with God, and how to live our lives in Christ.
What happened to the all those great men we know of in the Bible, happened to them and were written in the Book, so that we would learn from them and be GUIDED in our lifestyles, decisions and actions right now.
Just like what GUIDES a car is the steering wheel and brakes, living our lives without paying great attention to these examples would be like driving without brakes or a steering wheel. It would probably end in damnation.
Most challenges we have in our lives are not because the devil is extremely powerful, but because we need to focus more on our GUIDE – the Word of God. It has all the advice and power to make us make the right decisions, and defeat the devil every single day:
2 Timothy 3:16 NASB All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness;
The Word teaches us. It rebukes us. It corrects us, and it trains us into spiritual success.
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
The Word is telling us here that the Bible is not just filled with stories, but each man who wrote in the book never wrote by his own will, but wrote as they were MOVED TO by the Holy Ghost.
Spend more time in the Word today. Don’t just read this devotional for instance like a story. THINK on it. SPEAK the confessions. MEDITATE on the MORE LIGHT verses. PRAY with them, and PROCLAIM them.
Then the examples from the Word of God would guide and lift you up in life, in Jesus Name, Amen.
I am full of the Word of God, and blessed by it. The examples from the Word are a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I am guided and blessed by the Word. I am full of the glory of the Lord, and I am blessed in my coming in and in my going out. I win always by the Word, in the Name of Jesus.
MORE LIGHT (MEDITATE ON, AND PRAY WITH THESE)
Psalm 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my word will not pass away.
Ps 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
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