BASIC TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS. The book of Proverbs tells us, “Take fast hold of instruction; do not let her go, for she is your life.” The Word of God is for your training. Faith threw the javelin 70 feet yesterday. Quite a feat for a first timer and only her third track meet! But she’s being TRAINED. She has a good coach that tells her what to do, shows her how to do it, watches as she performs it, and corrects her each time.
This is TRAINING. The coach didn’t just put the javelin in her hands and say, “Go for it! Make a good choice”. Some people parent like that, but not God. He has given us ALL Scripture which is “profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness”, the Holy Spirit to “coach” us in His ways and grace for the journey. BUT YOU have to be disciplined and obedient. “Be diligent (consistent and disciplined) to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15
THIS is where people fall. An undisciplined person WILL fall. Why? They refuse instruction and claim “GRACE!” Is there grace if you fall? Yes, if you repent. Titus tells us that grace is a teacher. You are supposed to learn from it. For every time you fall, the harder it is to get back up. Pray that you don’t fall so hard that you cannot get up, and it will only be your fault because you refused His instruction. READ the Word. KNOW the Word. BE corrected and instructed by the Word. LIVE the Word. #runyourrace
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