Love Dare Day 36 -Love is God’s Word

Psalm 119:10-11, 16 “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.”

Daily Bible reading is as important to our spirit as eating is to our body. Everything we need for this life can be found in God’s word. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”  To stay connected to The Vine, who is Jesus, we must stay in His word.  John 15:1-4 “ ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.’ ”

It is important for our growth as Christians to be a part of a Bible-believing church. We need to connect with other believers who regularly spend time in His word, through Bible studies, Sunday School classes, and through church sermons.

Also, did you know that God’s word is alive?  Yes, the Bible is the only living book.  Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”  This is how we are able to be changed through reading His word. The Holy Spirit speaks to us, revealing God’s plans for our lives.

You may have heard the parable of the wise and foolish builders who built their houses on rock and sand. The one who built his house on rock was considered wise because his house withstood the wind and rains, and did not collapse. But the one who built his house on sand, which shifts and is is totally unstable, watched his house be destroyed. Matthew 7:24-27 “ ‘Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.’ ”  In the same way, when we build our lives on what the world deems important, wealth, beauty, fame, honor, we will soon see that all of these things are temporary and unstable. The home that is built with Jesus as its foundation will be able to stand strong against the storms of life.  And the only way to know how to build that foundation is by reading God’s word.

2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”

Wise couples build their marriage on the rock of God’s word.

CHALLENGE:  Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a time that will be uninterrupted. Encourage your spouse to read with you. Submit every area of your lives to His guidance.