Word for Today
The Word (49)-Have you found the Word?
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it ” (Matthew 13:45-46).
Am often amazed that people who claim to love Jesus Christ, the Word of God, do not often have time for Him. If truly you have found Him and you understand His value, you would consider all other things as nothing in accordance with the experience of apostle Paul.
Someone has said many people in the body of Christ, are merely befriending Jesus, they have not yet fallen in love with Him. Perhaps, this is true. How often do you spend time with the Word in 24 hours? I do not mean in the religious sense. How often do you eat the word of God? (Jeremiah 15:16). How often do you share Jesus Christ with others in 24 hours? Out of 7 days in a week, how often do you share the truth in the Word with others?
Jesus Himself taught us many parables such as above, to explain the value of the word of God and the kingdom of God. Apostle Paul considered everything else as nothing after he found the Word. Hear him:
“But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ” ( Philippians 3:7-8).
Please, wake up!
Father, please, give me the grace to value the Word above every other thing in my life in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist based in the UK.