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Summary: The Word of God is not an ordinary hammer that drives nails but one that breaks rocks in pieces!

Honor the Word!

2 Thessalonians 3:1 “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you…”

The Word of God is mentioned as a double-edged sword, in Jeremiah 23:29 "Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” Not an ordinary hammer that drives nails but one that breaks rocks in pieces! Phew! Let’s understand the power in the Word of God! If the Word of God is stagnant then there is no use, it has got to travel far and wide, with great speed and be honored! Amen. Observe the last few words….’as happened among you…!’ Are you listening? The Word of God was honored by the Thessalonian church and that’s why Apostle Paul tells them: “And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.” (1 Thessalonians 1:7) Amen.

No fun in giving attendance to the church, our life has to reflect the love and the power of the Word of God. A shattered Brahmin lady came to me for prayers for her husband, who had an illicit relationship with another woman and also wanted to marry that woman. Besides praying and counseling the lady, I gave her a Bible and requested her to read the Bible everyday. She did. Slowly the Word of God started speaking with her and cleansing her, then I did something daring, I gave her a soft copy of an article on adultery and asked her to send to her husband who did not know that adultery was a deadly sin. She did so. Miraculously God answered our prayers and delivered her husband from the clutches of the evil woman. There is power in the Word of God! The Word of God are not thrill-generators but they are Power-generators!

When we honor the Word of God, He would certainly honor us! We have no business to get close to something that the Lord abhors! The Lord said flee from idols!

1 Corinthians 10:14”Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.”

1 John 5:21”Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.”

Deuteronomy 7:25”The carved images of their gods you shall burn with fire. You shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them or take it for yourselves, lest you be ensnared by it, for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.”

We have enormous scriptures which warn us to stay away from idols worship and idol worshipers but still we have huge number of Christians daringly entering into marriage alliance with them. Is this not dishonoring God and His Word? How can we expect our lives to be problem-free and serene after such atrocious transgression of His Word? Search your hearts!

Even if thrown in the furnace and the heat gets seven times hotter, let us stand firm for God and not give in to pressure!

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