This is a guest post by Scott Myers. I’ve known Scott for a little over a year now. We go to the same church in Norcross. Scott is one of those guys who has a tender heart, but you know that there is fire within his body. He LOVES Jesus. I admire Scott for his love of the Bible and desire to defend it. He convicts me to read my Bible more.
I asked for guest posts from different folks because over the next few weeks I’ve got a ton going on. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some of the folks who build into me. So while I’ve got many posts coming, you’ll be seeing several guest posts mixed in.
Scott, This is awesome, because you allow the Bible to do the speaking. Thanks for putting this together, Scott! It is a constant reminder that all we need is in the Word.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.(John 1:1)
For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.(Hebrews 4:12)
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.(Colossians 3:16)
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.(2 Timothy 2:15)
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.(2 Timothy 3:16-17)
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.(Romans 10:17)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.(Psalm 119:105)
Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.(John 8:31)
Warning about false teachers
But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed.(2 Peter 2:1-2)
Jesus said: “He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him – the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day.(John 12:48)
Paul said to Timothy: “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”.
(2 Timothy 3:15)
Jesus Said: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.(Matthew 24:35)
Here’s some tips for your quiet time or alone time with God. Prepare yourself for your time alone with the Lord. Say a prayer; Lord, Open my eyes, that I may see wondrous things from your law (Psalm 119:18). Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust (Psalm 143:8). Give me a hunger and a thirst for Your word and for righteousness, In Jesus name, Amen. Now jump right into the scriptures and let God’s word start speaking to you, the new testament is a great place to start. Read the book of Matthew every day three to five chapters a day consecutively without racing or skipping around. Once you have finished your first book pick a book from the old testament, then go back to the new testament. Follow this pattern daily and you can easily read the entire bible in one year. At the end of your daily reading time take a few minuets to think about what God is saying to you. Now speak back to God in prayer, praise Him with adoration, reflect on who He is; King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Word of Life, Most High God, Great High Priest, and Name above all names. Confess any sins that you need to be cleansed from. Tell God all the things you are thankful for. End your prayer with supplication; make your petitions known to Him, pray for others first, then for yourself. Also spend time praying through the scriptures, meditating on His word.
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 1:8).
The more you know someone the more you trust them.