WHY SHOULD I BE LIKE CLAY ON A POTTERS WHEEL?
Our modern Bibles have lost some of the meaning from it’s original Greek and Hebrew, this is the reason we use a Strongs Concordance, to break down the words and get the true meaning. For instance in Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. What do you think the meaning of the word Delight is? Reading it we tend to think to be happy or be joyous in the Lord BUT If we look the word delight up in the strongs (#6026 Hebrew) the definition is: to be soft and pliable; flexible Now if I look the word Pliable up in the dictionary that meaning is: yielding readily to others, adjustable to varying conditions. So now lets read it like this: If you become soft and pliable, yielding yourself to God, He will give you the desires of your heart. Doesn’t it make more sense? Not if we are happy in the Lord, but if we give ourselves to Him, His calling for us, His will to mold us and make us into what He has called us THEN He will give us the desires of our hearts. Think of Play Dough, the way you can make anything you want just by squeezing, rolling, and mashing it into the form you want.
Do you get it? It was an eye-opener to me when the Lord told me to look it up. This is the reason I want you to get you a Strong’s Concordance and dictionary. Remember 2 Timothy 2:15, Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. This, that I have just showed you is “rightly dividing the word of truth.” Do Not take what someone else says as the whole truth! Look it up and study for yourself, asking the Holy Spirit to give you discernment and understanding.
Now let’s get into our reasons for studying, and these are just a few:
- You will become more confident because you will learn that God has a plan for your life. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. GOD, the creator of heaven and earth has plans for you! He thinks about you, He loves you! And if you are a born-again Christian and believe the Word of God then there is nothing you can’t do according to Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Jesus Christ died so that you can live and live abundantly! Believe you can and you can! 1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
- Your Faith will grow when you study the Word of God. Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. You can feel faith growing inside you when you begin to read and understand what God has done and will do for you. Also when you surround yourself with other believers and hear their testimonies it will help grow your faith.
- You won’t be easily deceived! If you know what God says in His Word then you won’t be easily deceived. Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God. In these days that we live there is so much confusion in right and wrong, Isaiah 5:20 says, Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! We need to know God’s word and have it deep in our hearts so we know the truth of right and wrong. Just because the world and even some of the church world calls something good doesn’t always mean it is and vice verse, just because the church says something is evil doesn’t mean it is, know the Word of Truth, Jesus Christ, He is Truth.
- Reading the Bible and giving your life to Christ brings freedom! John 8:31-32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Let’s look up the word free in the Strongs: to be exempt, delivered from. If you live in Christ, His word, and He lives in you, you have asked for forgiveness and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, He will deliver you (set You free) from your sins and the penalty of those sins. You will be forgiven, set free! We all want freedom!
Thank God for His Word!! Study to show yourself approved! Know the Truth! God is Truth!
Until next week,
Pick up your Bible and read!