The Chief Principle: A Holy Resolution

“…If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scriptures said, ‘from his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” (1)

From the innermost being will flow rivers of living water, pure, fresh, clean water into a thirsty soul. A parched soul searches until the Holy Spirit satisfies. Quenching with fountains of living water, never to thirst again. As we come to the Word of God the Holy Spirit stirs into the deep intricacies of the soul filling the longings only He can fill. Come away with me and let’s read what this unknown author says about the chief principles in the Bible…where we find the greatest love ever found. May you take in and absorb God’s solid truths.

“This Book contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains light to direct you, food to support you, and comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler’s map, the pilgrim’s staff, the pilot’s compass, the soldier’s sword, and the Christian’s character. Here paradise is restored; heaven opened and the gates of hell disclosed. Christ is its grand object, our good is it design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, and prayerfully. It is given to you in life and will open in the judgment and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and will condemn all who trifle with its sacred contents.” (2)

God’s Word is a light to guide the way through the desert of tribulations. Jesus through the Scriptures comforts like no other can. The Scriptures are practical principles which give insightful direction. They are clearly spoken and concisely stated instructions. The Bible is the most valuable possession, I own. Sweet precepts which built up my character. I appreciate the living Word which secures my life. God’s Word directs my path when I don’t know which way to go; (3) the Word gives assurance in God, that we are secure at all times, (4)  the Word acts like a pilot’s compass, pointing true north, upward to my heavenly home; (5)  and as part of the armor of God, the Word is my sword both which is an offensive and defensive weapon in spiritual warfare. (6)

God’s Word not only provided all these means of security but also it tells me Jesus is the only Way.

 “Without the Way there is no going; without the Truth there is no knowing; without the Life there is no living.” (7)  Thomas A Kempis

Jesus is, the Way, the Truth and the Life. The Scriptures reaffirm Who He is, Eternal God the Author and Finisher of our faith. God who called you will establish your faith from beginning to end. If you love the Lord, your God, you are bound to Him forever. The same God, who bound Himself to you, loves you too much to leave you as you are. He is unconditionally committed to your well-being. Seeking, calling and drawing you to Himself. Ask, seek, and knock and He will reveal Himself to you.  In this timeless moment God is calling you to find freedom. The liberty perhaps you’ve been waiting for…for a long, long time. Let’s make a holy resolution today to fall in love with the Lord over and over again by reading His Word. Find Him and discover a love like no other…a faithful, true, and long lasting-love. Jesus, who loves you, desires you have the best in life. Himself!

Footnotes:

1.  John 7:37b, 38 nas
2. Grace Bible Church, Moorpark, Ca.
3. Psalm 32:8 nas
4. Psalm 91:9-13 nkj
5. Psalm 119:08 hcsb
6. Ephesians 6:13-18 nas
7. Thomas A. Kempis, http:///www.searchquotes.com

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