In the Word–or the world?

You are either in the Word–or in the world!
(Howard Hendricks)

You are either in the Word, and the Word is conforming you to the image of Jesus Christ–or you are in the world, and the world is squeezing you into its mold!

The first reason for studying Scripture is that it is a means of spiritual growth. There is no growth apart from the Word. It is God’s primary tool to develop Christian character.

The Word of God is able to transform your life, but you must probe for its wisdom. You have to penetrate the surface with more than just a cursory glance.

The Bible was written not to satisfy your curiosity, but to conform you to Christ’s image. Not to make you a smarter sinner, but to make you like the Savior. Not to fill your head with a collection of biblical facts, but to transform your life.

The will of God is found in the Word of God. The more a person grows, the more he begins to think instinctively and habitually from a divine perspective.

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2 responses to “In the Word–or the world?

  1. Wonderful reminder aj….all too often we find ourselves drawn into the things of this world because we fail to look forward to HIS promise of the next.

    1. You are so correct…and this is a good reminder for me to stay focused on the Word and NOT the world b/c it is not our Home. Thanks for sharing! aj

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