But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jude 17
What does the Word of God mean to you?
This is honestly one of the most important questions we can ask ourselves, second only to the question of who Jesus is to you, in my opinion. And maybe even more important, because what you believe the Bible to be will help determine what you believe about Jesus.
The Word of God is to be very near to you. It's what you are to have hidden in your heart so that you do not sin against the Lord, that it would be a lamp unto your feet, a light unto your path.
And the Word-you can't knock this Word. You can't be going, Well, I'm just sort of not into that. No, we need to put emphasis on the Word. We need to memorize it. Our verse today says we need to remember it.
What does that mean?
Well, are you in it? You've got to be in it. It's got to be more than me getting up to preach at you for forty five minutes and speaking a little Word into your life. It's got to be more than just this short, little devotional.
You've got to be in it for yourself. You've got to be remembering it. Not just me-YOU. That means taking time during the week. That means opening it; I don't care where, just pick someplace and start reading.
But here's why it's so important to remember the Word-when we begin to question it, when we begin to tweak it and change it and say, Well, I don't think that's what it really meant. Because when we do that, we, like Eve, become very vulnerable to satanic attacks the moment we begin to question God's Word.
That's exactly what happens says to Eve. Did God really say...? That's Satan's question then, and it's his question now, and if he can get us to forget God's Word then he can lead us astray.
Or don't you remember how Jesus overcame Satan when He was tempted in the wilderness? Jesus answered every temptation with, It is written... He answered the temptations with the Word of God.
Remember the words which were spoken. These are the very treasured words of God. Don't cheapen it. Don't dilute it. Don't twist it. Don't lessen it.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for giving us Your Word! I'm sorry for not making it important enough in my life, and I ask for Your help to make new habits that get me in Your Word so that Your Word can truly be in me.