Summary: Define our value system? Are our priorities and God's eternal value system the same? If we are ANEMIC in the word of God, we will be ANEMIC in the work of God. Come let us commit to greater Bible study.
ACTIVATE THE WORD OF GOD!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged
sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
I. LET US CONSIDER AND PONDER 3 WORDS:
1. Value 2. Price 3. Worth
A. What is the price of a 1931 Ford? Of your TV? Of your family?
B. What is the value of a DAY? a minute?
WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO US?
II. THERE IS POWER IN THE WORD OF GOD, WE MUST LEARN TO ACTIVATE GOD'S
PLAN. DAVID LEARNED THE VALUE OF THE WORD OF GOD...
Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from
thy commandments. 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes. 13 With my lips have I declared all the
judgments of thy mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in
all riches. 15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. 16 I will delight
myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
III. WE MUST DEFINE THE VALUE, WORTH OF THE WORD OF GOD
TO US AS INDIVIDUALS AND COLLECTIVELY.
A. I am so strong, I can never fail?
The brook will go dry if flow is hindered...
B. 5 FOOLISH VIRGIN'S SIN WAS RUNNING OUT OF OIL?
1 Corinthians 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
C. Read the Bible DAILY, consistantly, earnestly
D. AS INDIVIDUALS WE LEARN THAT TALK CAN BE CHEAP...
1. We can have A VALUE SYSTEM:
a. What we say is important
b. What we do, OUR PRIORITIES.
c. Where we spend our MONEY? our TIME?
E. ANEMIC or WEAK in God's word...
ANEMIC and WEAK in the FAITH and real priorities?
IV. THE BIBLE IS MUCH MORE THAN A BOOK ---
THE BIBLE DOES MORE THAN JUST CONTAIN THE WORD OF GOD,
THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD.
THE WORD OF GOD DOES THE WORK OF GOD...
Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God.
Why does our Nation, Society, Families develop wrongful and sin loving games?
The world's VALUE and PRIORITY SYSTEMS are based on PLEASURE and BEING HAPPY...
We LOSE SIGHT OF ETERNITY?
WHILE MEN USED THEIR PENS THE BIBLE TEACHES THE SCRIPTURES ARE GIVEN
BY THE INSPIRATION OF GOD. The Holy Spirit inspired word for word.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof,
for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
THE BIBLE IS GOD'S WORDS TO US.
THE BIBLE IS AN ABSOLUTE MIRACLE FAR ABOVE THE PEN OF MEN...
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake
as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
1. The HARMONY and unity of the Bible is the results of God's miracle power.
2. The Bible contains 66 BOOKS.
3. There are over 35 different AUTHORS, WRITERS.
4. From Genesis to Revelations cover a time period of around 1,500 years.
5. Some of the writers were very educated, some were UNEDUCATED PEOPLE.
6. God chose the hands to place the pen in many different walks of life.
Some were: FARMERS, KINGS, FISHERMEN, RELIGIOUS LEADERS, GOVERNMENT
OFFICALS, TEACHERS, DOCTORS.
7. These 35 writers of the 66 books wrote of HISTORY, SCIENCE, DRAMA, POETRY,
PROPHECY, RELIGION, RULES AND REGULATION AND THE REAL DAILY LIVES OF PEOPLE.
TO FULLY APPRECIATE AND UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE,
WE HAVE TO LEARN TO ACTIVATE AND CLAIM THE WORD OF GOD AND HIS
PROMISES... THE LIVING WORD --- RAMA: DAILY BREAD...
V. WE BEGIN BY READING THE BIBLE...
THIS IS THE INTRODUCTION STAGE TO ACTIVATE GOD'S WORD...
A small lad said, Grandpaw, reading the Bible is stupid. I can't understand it?
I can't remember it all, so WHY READ IT?
There was a basket sitting there that they carried coal from the shed to the fire place.
The grandfather told the boy: BOY, RUN DOWN TO THE RIVER AND BRING ME A BASKET
The first trip the boy got a basket of water, it leaked out.