Daily Bible Verses for 2/27/2016
My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.
God has given us His word in order that we may know Him and gain wisdom from the reading and studying of it. Moreover, God has protected His word through the ages so we can be assured the scripture we read today is the same scripture Jesus read during His time with us. As followers of Christ, God has also given us the Holy Spirit that He may turn our hearts toward the Lord and practice discernment and understanding, as we grow in wisdom from the studying of God's word, the Bible. The Holy Spirit helps us to better understand the scripture as we study God's word, because He helps us to see it in light of who Jesus is and what He has done for us. And because of our salvation, we are also indwelt by the Holy Spirit who begins the process of sanctification.
Sanctification is the process of spiritual growth carried out by God in our lives. The Holy Spirit's work of sanctification transforms our hearts and minds, and thereby helps us to better understand the Bible. Because the Bible is God's revelation to us regarding His plan of redemption for mankind. A redemption which can only come through Christ Jesus our Lord. In addition, God's word gives us practical wisdom for day-to-day life. Wisdom in how we live our lives, conduct business and relate to one another. Moreover, God's word gives us everything we need to live not only a good life and blessed life now. But to also live a more abundant life and a life that is pleasing to God and effective for His kingdom work. This doesn't mean we won't have trials in our life, because we will, along with suffering and loss; but it does mean as followers of Christ, we have the Holy Spirit to comfort and carry us through these tribulations.