If you read the scriptures to prove a point about something you can do that too.
If you read the Word of God to know more than someone else - you can do that too.
If you read the scriptures to find loopholes so you can get around the essence of God’s truth - you can get that out of it.
But, what if you read the Word of God asking God to instruct you in righteousness?
What if you read the Word of God, deciding that you are going to believe every word that you read?
What if every time you saw something in the Word of God that you didn’t particularly like, you decided that you would believe God anyway and learn to like it?
What if, when you read the Word of God, you asked God to change you and transform you by allowing the truth of the Word to operate in you and through you?
Can you see the difference in reading the Word of God and reading the Word of God.
God’s people are all unique and yet everyone is called to service to God in whatever station, service, job, marital status, they are in. Despite where you work, what nationality you are, what gender you are, how old or how young you are, despite where you’ve been or what you’ve done - each and every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ has been called to put on the mind of Christ.
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5
Excerpt from God thinking LIV - Did You Create Your Own Religion? by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2014