When the Lord and His Word are our one true love, we have everything.
Focus Scripture: Luke 11:24-28
24 “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person,
it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says,
‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ 25 And when it comes,
it finds the house swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes
and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they
enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person
is worse than the first.”
27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice
and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts
at which you nursed!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who
hear the word of God and keep it!”
This precious gift of God is priceless,
worth far more than all the friends, fame,
or financial security in the world.
When the Lord and His Word
are our one true love, we have everything.
We want to immerse ourselves in His Word and dwell with Him often,
enjoy all of our worth in Him, find our true abode in Him and in His Word,
and magnify His name and His Word,
for the Lord is our ALL in all—our sanctuary!
I will praise the name of God with a song;
I will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Those who say that they are Christians but have no
longing for the Word of God and no real desire to keep it
or who love the world and the things in the world
are open to the charge of hypocrite.
But far worse than such a charge is that they have
cause to question their salvation.
Oh, that they would see their desperate and
precarious state and cry out.
Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me,
he will keep my word, and my Father will love him,
and we will come to him and make our home with him.
Whoever does not love me does not keep my words.
And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world.
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh and
the desires of the eyes and pride of life-is not from the Father
but is from the world. And the world is passing away
along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.
Written by Laurie Aker