Jesus Christ can be found on each page of the Bible. So as we read, we need to be continually asking…”How does this Scripture point me to You Lord?” By personalizing the Scriptures like this…reading the Bible will never become a dry and boring ordeal we just tolerate, but rather an ever new and exciting adventure of discovery.
How’s your prayer life? For many of us, it’s either a repetitive little petition we rattle off without even thinking about what we’re saying…or we simply forget to pray at all. This scripture says we must worship in spirit and in truth…we must come before the Lord with informed minds and kindled hearts…but how? By allowing the Holy Spirit to guide and direct our prayer time, He will bring people to mind that we may intercede on their behalf. When the Holy Spirit is leading our prayers, our minds have good knowledge of what to pray for, as our hearts are ignited by the love of Christ.
The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah also saw this vision in Isaiah 6:3. He saw the Lord on His throne with all the seraphs calling to one another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.” These magnificent creatures are continually encircling God’s throne giving glory, honor, and thanks to the Lord…And just think, someday we too will be able to join in that glorious chorus!
You will hear something, and it won’t sit well with your Spirit. It may not be blatantly against what the Bible teaches…but it still gives an uneasy feeling when you hear it. Satan will corrupt and twist a Biblical principle just enough in order to make it “more politically correct and acceptable to all”…because you know, we don’t want to offend anyone. But unfortunately, bending over backwards as to not offend anyone, has gone to a whole new low in Christian circles.
The verse before this one says that we need to “take hold of hope”…to hold fast to our faith and confidence especially when times get tough. This confidence we have is the foundation that we can rely on. This ” soul certainty” will not waver when darkness falls around us…it is unmovable…unshakable… it’s that unfailing trust in God that will see us through anything.
If there’s anything that would prompt you to be reading your Bible everyday, it would be this verse. The Holy Bible is God-breathed and inspired…His love letter to you. By reading His Word you’ll find comfort, encouragement, and exhortation… You’ll also find practical application for life concerns. But you must first open the book.