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{xtypo_rounded1}“God has made himself known to us in many ways in creation and providence, but most clearly by his word.”

Matthew Henry-Commentary on Psalms{/xtypo_rounded1}

           {xtypo_dropcap}I{/xtypo_dropcap}f one possesses the desire to move from the point of salvation to being more like the person of Christ one must above all else begin with a systematic study of the Scriptures as they are found in the Old and New testaments. While the occasional reading of the scriptures may relieve one of the guilt that comes with the recognition that failure to study the Bible is detrimental to one’s spiritual well-being. Just as our physical body desires food in order to operate properly and to help us to mend after surgeries or sickness our spiritual bodies crave the nutrition that can only be found in the chronicles of God’s holy word. Jesus declares that the Word is the “bread of life” he makes known to the woman at the well that He could provide her with “living water” streaming from within her soul of which she would never thirst again.

It is clear that the word of God is not held in the same regard as it was in years past. The proclamation of the word of God in our services all to often is super-ceded by programs representing everything from recognition services for police, firefighters, our Veterans and rescue workers to teachers and beauty queens and exploits from sports and education. While these are very worthwhile endeavors they are no substitute for the preached word. Our pastors must have the desire to stand as bulwarks for the only word which can transform our society and our congregations must demand the expounding of the scriptures that may lead to a deeper understanding of the Christ we serve. Jesus made it clear just how important the knowledge of the scriptures is when He declared that “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matt 4:4).




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