June 26, 2017: SOAP #2762: Jonah 1-4; 2Timothy 2   Scripture:  2Timothy (NIV) 2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained. Observation:   Paul was experiencing the [...]

June 26, 2017: SOAP #2762: Jonah 1-4; 2Timothy 2

 

Scripture:  2Timothy (NIV) 2:8 Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, 9 for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God's word is not chained.

Observation:   Paul was experiencing the limitations of being in prison.   But of this he is confident:   God's Word does not have those limitations!   God's Word has the same characteristics as God.   It is eternal, and not limited by time.   It is omnipresent, and not limited by space.   It is omniscient, and not limited by something unknown.   It is omnipotent, and not limited by weaknesses.   It is spirit, and not limited by physical characteristics.   It is truth, and not limited by error.

Application:   My love for God can be seen in my love for His Word.   The better I know God's Word, the better I know God.   By knowing His Word, I know what to expect.   I know what He thinks about the situations I face.   I understand His reactions.   I know what He expects me to do.

Prayer:    Heavenly Father, your wisdom can be seen in your Word.   That you want people to know you can be seen in that you gave us your Word.   Thank you.   Holy Spirit, teach me through your Word.  Amen            

Pastor Leon
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