Building by the Word
“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified (Acts.20.32).
The agency for the building and equipping of the saints is the word of God. It contains the heart of the father for those who will come to him. That word can be trusted to deliver on promise. It has never failed and will never fail. It is a sure word of prophecy. Paul confidently committed the Brethren to that word for some workings to take place.
The word builds the character of Christ in us. It builds the nature of God’s love in us to be conformed to His image and likeness. It also hands us our portion in the divine inheritance among the saints. No inheritance is obtained without maturity hence, we grow by the word to enter our inheritance.
But He answered and said, “It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”‘ (Matt.4.4)
It is imperative to court the word if meaningful progress will be recorded spiritually. By the word we know the things freely given to us. Our rights are established by the word. A holiday from the word is an injustice to the divine nature.
© Olusola John.