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Putting the Word of God on Your Heart

Psalm 119:11

I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

IMG_0301The more we know the Word of God – the more useful a tool it will be for us in our spiritual journey.  We use to say – the more you use your Sword (your Bible) – the more useful that tool becomes to you – so we encouraged people to bring their Bibles to church and to follow along.  Today you can read your Bible on your smart phone and even follow along on YouVersion.com link we give you and leave yourself notes on the sermons.

Reading and storing up the Word of God in your heart/mind is so important.  Jesus resisted the Devil when he tempted Him by quoting the Word of God.  Think about it (Matthew 4).

Proverbs 2:1-5 – 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Putting the Word in our hearts is so significant.  It is important to study the Word of God and to become familiar with it.  Join us for one of our Bible Studies on Sundays or Tuesdays.  We begin a new study today on the Book of Psalms at 10:30 am (Tuesdays – Co-Ed Class).

Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Read the Bible daily (you can get a daily reading on www.youversion.com – I’m following several short plans this years – usually two at a time.  Friend me on YouVersion and we can follow what the other is reading.  I encourage you to pick one and follow it daily.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

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April 7, 2015 - Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , ,

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