GROWING AND PROSPERING BY THE WORD – Pastor Chris
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father (Galatians 4:1-2).
As a child of God, you must feed your spirit with the Word, for that’s the only way to grow spiritually. You must have a consistent and instinctive desire for God’s Word. Peter says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2). The life in you is the life of the Word, and can only be sustained by the Word.
The Word has the unique characteristic and ability to grow mightily and prevail, irrespective of the situation or condition (Acts19:20). So when you consciously imbibe the Word for your health, finances, business, and other areas of your life, there’ll be progress against all odds.
Acts 20:32 says the Word is able to build you up, and deliver your inheritance into your hands. But recall what we read in our opening text: “…the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.” An heir is someone with an inheritance. But as long as that heir is a child (Greek: “nepios”), he’s not different from a servant.
The Bible says as long as an heir is a “nepios,” he can’t enjoy his inheritance. A “nepios” is someone who’s unable to talk right or communicate wisely. Someone can be forty years in Christianity and still be a “nepios”; he has an awesome inheritance; all the blessings of God belong to him, yet he’s suffering through life. It reminds of the Spirit’s lamentation in Hosea 4:6: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge….”
The life God has given us in Christ is that of great glory and excellence, where you prosper in all things, howbeit by His Word.
Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for the efficacy of your Word in my life. Your Word is building me up into a mature man in Christ, causing me to deal wisely in all my affairs, and to continually make progress from glory to glory, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:11-14; Colossians 3:16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Acts 12 & Nehemiah 4-6
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN 2 Corinthians 9:1-10 & Isaiah 14
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