Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, November 9
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
DON'T DESPISE THE WORD
Proverbs 13:13 NKJV "He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded."
There are people, who even though they go to church, do not receive the word with joy; they have Bibles, but they read everything else except their Bibles; even when they are in church, they don't pay attention to the word; they buy a lot, but not Christian materials; and even when it is freely given to them they care less about it.
Such people, according to the Scriptures, bring destruction upon themselves. They have left themselves defenceless and are prey for the wicked. When the evil days come, such people crash! Understand that you can love the Lord and still despise His word. There are the Marthas and the Marys - Marthas are always busy while the Marys sit down at His feet, suspend every other thing, and hear His word.
David said, "I rejoice at Your word As one who finds great treasure." He also said, "Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble." Your love for the word determines your stability in life. When you love the word, nothing is strong enough to pull you down and keep you down because you will be as a house built on a rock. When you love the word, you just can't have high blood pressure, because you begin to function by knowledge and have great peace. Even when things aren't going as planned, you have the understanding that nothing can separate you from the love of Christ, and that in all things you are more than a conqueror! Hallelujah!