Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 165
Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please take the time to take in a video of the group, 4Him, singing The Basics of Life … charge God’s people to get back to the basics of life taught in God’s word.
Highlight Passage 2nd Timothy 3: 14-15 [NKJV] …
14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
… From childhood to glory, we keep learning God’s way from His word.
Highlight Context - 2nd Timothy 3: 10-17 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… Learning and knowing God’s will and His ways through His word
Reference Passage #1 - Deuteronomy 6: 4-7 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
... Teaching the basics of life from God’s word should be a life-long task
Reference Passage #2 - Psalm 119: 9-11 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK … The only way to make our way pure in life is to hide His word in our hearts.
Reference Passage #3 - Joshua 1: 8 [NKJV] …
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
… Joshua learned from God, through Moses, that staying in God’s word is the only way to Spirit-led success.
Reference Passage #4 - Proverbs 22: 6 [NKJV] …
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
… Start early and stay with God’s word.
Reference Passage #5 - Romans 12: 1-2 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
... We become living sacrifices for God by renewing our minds in Him; and that is done primarily by getting God’s word deeply into our hearts.
My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread author, Dennis Fisher, to illustrate his teaching point today in ODB, wrote about a little girl who had become a voracious learner, constantly reading, even as a very young child. And Fisher points out that this desire to learn came from her being exposed to parents/family who would read to her and with her at a very young age, instilling in the child a love of learning through reading.
And I personally relish Fisher’s story, because we have a 10 year old granddaughter who always has a book with her or her Kindle digital reader; and she has read through the entire Bible at least three times in her young life. And she and her sister have likely become voracious learners about life by being taught by a close family, especially parents, who want their young ones to learn and abide in God’s truth from a very young age.
And meditating on the Scriptures above, which ODB and my memory provided for my devotional today, I was reminded that our entire lives should be saturated by/in God’s word.
So, I hope all who read with me today are getting into God’s word - DAILY, … yes, even day-and-night, … memorizing God’s truth, … so as to honor God by the “… renewing of our minds,” as Paul wrote in Romans 12: 2.
Because, if we learn God’s will and His ways from His word, we will much more likely live it out for our entire lives. And that’s why you find me getting into the Bible every day and blogging on how it touches my life.
So, I’ll see you here tomorrow.
My Prayer Today: Oh Lord, … Your word is my heart!! Amen
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