Our Attitude Towards the Word
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:11).
The Word is God speaking to us. Spending time in the Word is spending time with the Father. In his book, New Creation Realities E.W. Kenyon writes: Our attitude towards the Word determines the place that God holds in our daily life. Treating the Word as though it were a common book is the reason for much spiritual failure.
Many people have more confidence in the word of man than they do in the Word of God. But God’s Word is more sure and steadfast than the rising of the sun tomorrow morning. Our world is constantly changing day after day. Cultural standards change like the wind. The emphasis of the masses changes from season to season. But the Word is fixed, established and stable. Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89).The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever (Isaiah 40:8). Obedience to the Word is obedience to the Father. Disobedience to the Word is disobedience to the Father. Ignoring the Word and refusing to make daily decisions that are in line with it is pride. And pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall!
God’s Word will be fulfilled in your life today, either in obedience, or in disobedience! A life built on sand (a person who hears the word and refuses to live by it) will be destroyed by the difficulties life brings (See Matthew 7). But for a person who puts the flesh under and obeys the Word when it not convenient, the blessings of God will sooner or later manifest: My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; for length of days and long life and peace they will add to you. Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones (Proverbs 3:1-8)