How long have you been sitting in a church pew? How long have you been an attender of Sunday School? How long has your life been exposed to the Word of God? How long have you been a believer, a follower of Christ?
Now that you have answered those questions, let me ask, does your knowledge and application of Scripture reflect your answer? If you have been a believer ten years, have you been a student of the Word for those ten years? As you look back over the years of your growth in Christ, are you a forty year old man of wisdom? In other words, no matter how long you have been born again, do you hunger for the Word, know the Word, think the Word, walk the Word, apply the Word, make life connections through the Word, and share the Word? Is the Word king in your life?
For a little test, what passages of Scripture come to mind when:
- You are afraid?
- You are determining God’s will for the day?
- You have been asked to serve in VBS?
- You are plagued with worry?
- Your children live many, many miles away from you?
- Your husband comes home and declares he has lost his job?
- Your spouse is undergoing major surgery?
- Your child walks away from God?
It is good to sit in a pew and/or attend a small group where the Word is taught. The main issue is always, the Word getting in you, changing you, and flowing out of you!
Blessed art thou, O Lord : teach me thy statutes. With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.