“Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” 2 Corinthians 3:3 AKJV
The written word is a multi-billion dollar business every year. Among all of the printed and e-print books, papers, articles, billboards, web-sites, etc One popular genre is the “How To” The selection is vast, covering every subject matter imaginable and many more that most of us may not have imagined yet. Subjects that are offered include….How to find God, How to grow wealth, How to run a successful business, How to win friends and influence people, How to maintain a lasting marriage, How to raise responsible children, and the list goes on and on and on and on………
We are always looking for the book, advice, or source that will give us the magic answer to all of our problems. We devour book after book, listen to CD after CD, watch one self-help program and then another in our search. We try one person’s advice and then someone else’s advice when that one fails.
Save your money and your time. God’s Word is the only written word you need; in it you will find His TRUTH. The Bible is the only How to Book required for life. John 8:32 AKJV confirms this, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
The Bible will give you the truth on how to be forgiven, how to be saved, how to be born again, how to become righteous, how to gain wisdom and knowledge, how to lead others to Christ, and how to live a godly life, and how to have eternal life.
How to find God, how to study His word, how to grow wealth, how to run a successful business, how to win friends and influence people, how to maintain a lasting marriage, how to raise responsible children, and the list goes on and on and on and on………
We are seeking a quick fix solution that requires as little of change in us and our lifestyle as possible. When a man-imposed regimen becomes too challenging or demanding, we drop it and move on to the next NEW thing. What we are seeking is NOT the truth, but for someone to agree with our choices and us. In today’s sinful world it is definitely possible to find someone else who will tell us whatever we want to hear. (See Mark 7:9 AKJV)
We seek THE answer, but refuse to listen; we look for THE solution, but refuse to see. We are what God’s Word calls a rebellious and stiff neck people. So, what is the problem? (see Jeremiah 17:23 AKJV)
Few people have never heard God’s word, but many refuse to listen. The spiritually blind continue to walk in their sin, refusing to acknowledge it as sin. It is in the presence of His Holy light that our sin is revealed.
List all things that you do that are sin. Consider your list. Are the things on your list worth continuing to live in rebellion to what God has instructed, according to His Word? Are they worth rejecting Jesus and salvation?
Is holding on to your traditions, habits, selfish desires, and all other sinful ways worth your missing out on a relationship with Jesus Christ and eternal life? Consider it……..
We are told in 2 Corinthians 3:3 AKJV “Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.” Search out and study the Bible instead of searching for another best selling “How To” book that agrees with you.
Pray, repent, be forgiven, accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. God will give you the strength to overcome your sin.
God Loves You !!!
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free . John 8:32 AKJV
For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death? Deuteronomy 31:27 AKJV
But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff , that they might not hear , nor receive instruction. Jeremiah 17:23 AKJV
Hear ye, and give ear ; be not proud : for the LORD hath spoken . Jeremiah 13:15 AKJV
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children. Hosea 4:6 AKJV
Having the understanding darkened , being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Ephesians 4:18 AKJV
And He said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition Mark 7:9 AKJV
From that time Jesus began to preach , and to say , Repent : for the kingdom of heaven is at hand . Matthew 4:17 AKJV
And saying , The time is fulfilled , and the kingdom of God is at hand : repent ye , and believe the gospel. Mark 1:15 AKJV
Blessed is he that readeth , and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein : for the time is at hand. Revelation 1:3 AKJV
And He saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand. Revelation 22:10 AKJV