“Let the Word Do the Work” pastor Loran Livingston, August 9, 2019

As children of God we must never neglect His Word in our lives. The moment we neglect the Bible- is the beginning of our spiritual downfall. Because the Bible is the Voice of God on paper and the Spirit of God in ink -it is alive and powerful. When we don’t read the Scriptures then we don’t know what the Lord requires of us and everything gets cloudy. “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.” (Hebrews 4:12-13.) By reading God’s Word, Holy Spirit helps us to discern between what our flesh and what our spirit are doing, and we could clearly see when we are motivated by the flesh and when our actions are guided by the spirit. “For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” (Galatians 5:17) God’s Word has EVERYTHING that we need- but God’s people have to read it! And we have to choose to read it daily and obey it!

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