KNOW YOUR BIBLE
My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)
Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to knowing your Bible!
Charles Haddon Spurgeon once said, “The scripture is our inexhaustible textbook, the Lord Jesus our boundless subject and the Holy Spirit our divine infinite helper.”
When Jesus had gone forty days in the desert fasting and praying. As a man our Lord was hungry and at a weak point humanly speaking. One translation says, “he was faint with hunger “. The Devil, the tempter came to Him. When does the Devil tempts you the most? It is at your weakest moment, it is at your weakest point.
How did our Lord handle this moment? He brought God into it. He quoted the Bible, God’s Word. Each time the Devil tried to tempt Him, our Lord would respond, “It is written!”
Charles Haddon Sprugeon tells the story so beautifully of the time he visited a old woman’s house. She was once a servant in the house of a very rich man. He had passed away, and as a gift gave her a piece of paper. The old woman could not read, but thought the design was so pretty that she framed it. When he visited the old woman he looked at the framed piece of paper, it was a cheque. The old woman never knew that she would never have to ask for another penny off anyone, or that her grandchildren would never go hunger again. But she was robbed because of a lack of knowledge.
Don’t let it happen to you. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to knowing your Bible!
When the devil tries to attack you at your weakest point, your weakest moment. Do what Jesus did, bring God into it. Know your Bible; quote it to him, say, “It is written!”
The Bible says in Acts 19: 20 “So mighty grew that word of God that it PREVAILED.” God’s Word is an over-coming word. When we get to know more of God’s words and His power we overcome, whatever is thrown at us. Because we know that God’s word will prevail, we will overcome.
“By the Word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.” [Psalm 17:4]
“And take the helmet of salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD OF GOD!” [Eph 6:17]