This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
This post is inspired by a Charisma magazine article that I received, via e-mail, this week. The author, Pastor Dennis Cramer, wrote about the epidemic levels of biblical ignorance, even in the church. Pastor Cramer went on to elaborate about the spiritual dangers of biblical ignorance.
Here is what our Lord further shared with me about the matter:
Knowledge of His Word is vital to DO what it commands. Regular engagement with the Holy Bible is essential nourishment for our spirits. In Psalm 119, "thy word" is mentioned at least 35 times. That, among other Bible indications, clearly shows that regular communion with our Lord, through His Word, is mandatory for spiritual potency and profitability. Psalm 119:11 says, "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."
Some readers here are old enough to remember the Popeye the sailor man cartoon. Popeye was small in stature with muscular forearms. He would eat spinach and gain enormous strength from its digestion. Spinach was the source of his courageous character. Without spinach, Popeye was a mere mortal man.
Our Lord emphasized to me that Popeye was a military man - a sailor. A sailor man with a penchant for a spinach diet. He knew what gave him his edge and he regularly went for it. Spinach was a mainstay on soldier Popeye's menu. The anchor for the sailor man was iron-contained spinach.
I looked up spinach and found that it is high in nutritional value and extremely rich in antioxidants. Spinach is also considered a rich source of iron. Proverbs 27:17 says, "Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend."
We are soldiers in the army of GOD. His Word is our spinach. When the Holy Bible is a mainstay on our menus, as we steadfastly purpose to search through and to do it, we are NOT mere mortals, but supernatural vessels in the hands of our Lord fit for our Master's use. GOD'S Word is extremely rich and spiritually high in nutritional value. It is our anchor as we sail the stormy seas of life.
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast,...
Irregular or no engagement with GOD and His Word is akin to beached whales. Such disengagement renders us spiritually unprofitable and weak.
Continued existence "out of the water" results in death. Romans 8:6 says, "For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace."
Let us sail the high seas with an abundance of spinach on the menu from which we faithfully select and digest with keen awareness of its rich properties.
A shout out to Popeye.
Written Thursday January 20, 2011
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