The Bible study group sat around the table after our dinner last night- we were a few people short due to unavoidable commitments. But as many groups, we decided a while back that even if some are absent we will meet and study the Word.
I thought about that decision because frankly, I would have been okay with skipping the group. Life is busy … my friends weren’t all there … I’ve read Ephesians lots of times.
So what would God say if … because we are missing someone, or tired, or thought we already knew what He has to say… we just didn’t show up?
Mark 13:13 “…but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
Right before this, Jesus is talking about the signs of the end of the age, which include not only horrific earthly disasters but relationship carnage as well. So how will I measure up against that if I’m ready to skip Bible study for the lame reasons I listed?
What would God say if … I listened at all times?
How much conversation with my Lord have I missed?
So as we turned to the book of Ephesians … did I mention I’ve read it before? But guess what? I’ve never read the first two chapters of Ephesians before in exactly this set of circumstances in my life and surrounded by this group of believers.
It was all new.
It spoke to an issue I am struggling with today.
Supposedly written about 60 A.D. – TODAY it speaks to ME … but of course God’s Word is eternal … so today and everyday that we read it with Him – it speaks.
God’s Word will never lack the ability to address current culture.
It is ETERNAL
God’s Word will never be wrong.
It is INFALLIBLE
There will never be a problem for believers that God’s Word can’t address.
It is PERFECT
Because the Word is LIVING – it speaks to us at all times where we are… God is that magnificent.
John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Encouraging everyone today and everyday … don’t miss your conversation with the Lord!
What would God say if …