Monday, August 20, 2007

How to Receive God's Word

How are you at receiving the Word? James says in order to "receive...the implanted word," you must first "lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness." Once you do that then you must "receive with meekness the implanted word" (Jas.1:21). Recently I have been thinking that if you cannot get anything out of the Word when it is presented, the problem might be that you're not saved or it could mean pride is prohibiting your reception of the Word. You see, many times we blame the teachers of the Word when we're not getting what we should. But regardless of the teacher, you should feast on the Word every time it is presented regardless of the depth in which it is presented. The cry of every heart should be "O God, deliver me from myself!" Because to "receive...the implanted Word, it must be done in "meekness."

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