Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF January 01, 2018

Understanding the Truth of the Gospel

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To understand what God says to us through His Word, we must clearly and correctly interpret the Scriptures. There is a right way and a wrong way to divide the word of truth, and the difference between the interpretations can be like the difference between night and day. God’s Word is truth, and Christians are sanctified and set apart because He lives in us. When we listen to His interpretation of the Gospel of Grace instead of the world’s interpretation, we hear Him speaking clearly.

The requirements under the Law of Moses, the old covenant which is now expired, are different than those of the present covenant of grace. Our self-efforts are no longer necessary, only our belief in the finished works of Jesus. With that in mind, when we’re studying the Bible we must determine whether what we’re reading was spoken before the cross or after the cross.

After Christ’s death and resurrection, Jesus gave understanding of the truth to two of His disciples when He met them walking on the road to Emmaus. They recognized the truth and the fact that they were in God’s presence only when they yielded themselves to Him. It’s the same way with us. Our minds are opened to the correct interpretation of the Scriptures when we yield to the Holy Spirit, who teaches us everything we need to know.

Regardless of whether we’re reading the Old or the New Testament, all Scripture was written to teach us how to live and to train us in righteousness. Being aware of who was speaking and when, and reading the Scriptures in their proper context, helps us gain the enlightenment we need. Asking for discernment from the Holy Spirit opens our eyes to true understanding.

Prayer:


Lord, Your Word is full of truth, and it’s overflowing with spiritual sustenance. Without the guidance of Your Spirit, we would have no idea how to interpret what we read or how to apply it to our lives. Thank You for loving us enough to make sure we understand Your Word without getting confused. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Scriptures:


  • 2 Timothy 2:15
  • John 17:17
  • Luke 24:13-32, AMPC
  • John 14:17, 26
  • John 15:26
  • 2 Timothy 3:16

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