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Friday, September 1, 2017

Becoming a Person Who Makes a Difference

In review of Psalm 119:162 it says, “I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure.”

Bottom Line:
Rejoice, for His Word is a great treasure

What this means to me:
I will rejoice in your Word, for in it I find the greatest of all treasures.

One of God's characteristics is truthfulness. He embodies perfect truth; therefore, his Word cannot lie. It is true and dependable for guidance and help. I can trust in the Bible being completely true and trustworthy.

Our society today longs for peace of mind. I have found that the only clear-cut instruction on how to attain this is: If we love God and obey his laws, we will have "great peace" and trust in God, who alone stands above the pressures of daily life and gives me full assurance - hope!

Hope is not wishful thinking. It sees the invisible, feels the intangible, achieves the impossible. Neither is it necessarily giving me what I want. If God gave me everything I ever asked for, I would have completely destroyed myself by now. So in order for me to continually learn about the true riches of God and be established in the hope of God, I need to read His Word daily and discover a fountain that never runs dry.

The Bible is not a wish book. Rather it is a book filled with truths. What it says, God will do. The promises found within are not just for ancient Believers but for me today. While most books give information, the Bible gives transformation. I have the absolute authority to shape the destiny of my life through Jesus Christ.

The devil is not afraid of the Christian with a dusty Bible. However, one with a Bible that is falling apart has a life that is not. So I should strive to be a force that the devil has to reckon with, a person who the enemy says, “I wonder what he will do for the Kingdom today.”

Today I need to strive to become a person who makes a difference.