Monday, April 22, 2013

Getting Close to God By Reading The Bible

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
How can you trust someone and draw near to them if you do not know them.  Many people know more about what someone has told them about the Bible than what the Bible has told them personally. If all you get from the Bible is what you get in Sunday School and from the preacher then you are not getting spiritually fed they way you should.
As you study God's Word, the Bible, on your own the Holy Spirit will guide you to a better and closer relationship with God.
The Bible reveals Jesus, and our need for a  Savior to us.  It is like a mirror in many ways showing us the things in our life that could use some improvement and some changes.  It also reveals God and His grace and mercy to us helping us to trust Him more.
The Word of God causes us to think on spiritual things such as heaven, hell and eternity.  It is a personal letter to each of us from God.  Though it doesn't have private interpretations, it does have messages that are personal for your life.
If you would be closer to God make sure that you spend some time in the Bible.

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If you know of someone new to the Kosciusko area and would like for our church to visit them please let us know.  Our prayers are that this devotional ministry will be an outreach to bring people into a closer relationship with Jesus.  I do appreciate you taking the time to read these devotionals and please keep us in your prayers.

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