John 15:5 – Vine and Branches Wallpaper
David Platt talks about believing the scriptures and believing through the consequences.
~~ "So part of what it means to remain in Jesus is to spend regular time reading the bible, which is His Word. But we know from James that even the demons have an intellectual awareness of what God has revealed in His Word--and shudder (see Jas. 2:19),
Therefore, Jesus makes it clear that obedience is also part of the equation:
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. (emphasis added),
D avid Platt (page 53)
avid Platt (page 53)
Day Five – Personal Disciple-Making Plan: Fill Your Mind with Truth
This one had me in tears for personal reasons but good stuff. Great questions to think about and advice on how to plan for filling our minds with truth.
~~ "As you consider a plan for reading, memorizing, and learning God's Word, don't forget that we do these things as disciples not for information's sake but for transformation's sake. Once again, the words of James are helpful: "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says" (Jas. 1:22)
As believers in Jesus, we're followers of Jesus , which means that we not only hear the truth of Christ; we apply the truth of Christ. Our goal as disciples is never just to believe God's Word; our goal is to obey God's Word." David Platt, (page 61)
No, No, No!!! I am not satisfied with my current reading plan for God's Word. I crave God's Word but it is hard for me to stick to a reading plan for some reason, so I usually just read random scriptures. After reading this, I am following a reading plan and sticking to it and intentionally filling up my mind with God's Word, God's truth.
Thank you for reading. I pray you were blessed. This book has my attention. Please make sure to stop by Satisfaction Through Christ’s to read Christie's discussion on the this week’s reading and also check back with us every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks for the rest of this study.