Jesus’s desire is for us to know God’s will for our lives and for this world. This is brought out so clearly when Jesus gave the Apostle John “The Revelation.”
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place” (Revelation 1:1a)
It is through Jesus that we receive God’s instructions for life.
“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:1-2)
How has God spoken? It is through His word, the Bible!
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
By saying that God’s word is profitable, Paul is saying that it is useful, beneficial, and advantageous for our lives in teaching us what is true, reproving what isn’t, along with correcting and instructing us on how to get and stay right with God.
Being God-breathed means that God the Holy Spirit authored the Bible, and as such equips everyone with everything they need to live an effective life for God.
Literally, the Bible is transformational and transformative. It is God’s answers and directions for life in a world filled with sin.
God speaks to us the same as He spoke to the prophets and disciples of the past. He does so through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit who interprets God’s word, His way, and His will for our lives.
Of the Holy Spirit presence and guidance Jesus said, “When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13a).
God desires to speak; therefore, we need to take the time and listen.
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West First South behind ACE Hardware. Starting Sunday we’re beginning a new series on what we say we believe. This Sunday, “The Fall and Redemption of Humanity.” Service begins at 10 a.m.