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DAY 20 FRIDAY: SEPTEMBER 2019

GOD WANTS YOU TO BE SCHOLARLY!

And that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus (2 Timothy 3:15).

Ignorance is never an excuse before God because He wants you to be scholarly both in the Holy Scriptures and in every area of your life. It is the life of wisdom that brings glory to God and not the life of foolishness. The Bible says in the opening text that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Of course, every Christian should endeavor to take note of the fact that God wants him to be scholarly in the Holy Scriptures in life. God wants you to be scholarly in His Word of life forever.

The Bible told us vividly that Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Savior was scholarly in every area of life. At the age of 12 years, He could astonish Rabbis, scholars and professors with excellent wisdom beyond their imaginations. That is why the Bible says in Luke 2:47, “And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers.” He increased in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and men (Luke 2:52). Therefore, whenever a Christian learns to be scholarly in God’s Word, he becomes astonishment and a living wonder to his world in life forever.

A life of ignorance and foolishness is suicidal and highly dangerous. Such a life brings shame, reproach and death to an individual. That is the reason why the Bible says in Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” In fact whenever a Christian lives in ignorance and foolishness, he can never fulfill destiny in life and ministry forever.

Daily Tip: God expects every Christian to be scholarly in the Holy Scriptures and in every area of his life. That is the kind of life that brings glory to God in the highest forever. Shalom!

Golden Text: Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).

PRAYER: TAKE A WORSHIP SONG AS LED

  1. Thank God for today and about the Word of God you have just read.
  2. Humbly acknowledge your weakness and limitation before God.
  3. My Lord Jesus Christ, I receive Your grace and excellent wisdom into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  4. Holy Spirit! I bind the spirit of ignorance and foolishness into my life forever in Jesus Christ Name! Amen.
  5. Pray generally as led by the Holy Spirit concerning your life, situations and challenges.

For Further Study: Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 11:9.         RBT: EZEKIEL 46-48

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