Have you ever thought, “it would be nice if there was an instruction book on life?” The Word of God, the Bible is the instruction manual for life.
If you have a question about anything, go to the Bible, go to the Word of God. It has an answer for every question you could ever ask. The Lord has given you His Word to instruct, teach, guide, and correct you in every conceivable way.
There is no greater or more comprehensive book that will guide and direct the path of your life to true success, then the Bible. When I say true success I mean true righteous endeavors. Those things that will please God.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Every word written in the Bible is the words given by Jesus, spoken through His spirit to those who wrote it down. Every page in the Old Testament points forward to Jesus Christ and every word written in the New Testament points back to Jesus Christ. He is the focal point of the Bible. His words are true, wise, practical, and profound. Listen to what He says.
And behold, a lawyer stood up to put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And Jesus said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” Luke 10:25-28
What does it mean when he said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself?” In this statement, the lawyer gives a complete summary of the entire Bible. It is a complete instruction manual of how you are to live. If you love God you will love others.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. You know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17
Every commandment that the Lord has given, can be summed up in that statement. If you do this, you will live, and you will desire to not break His commandments such as lie, steal, murder, covet, commit idolatry, adultery, and more. This also is exactly what Jesus has said at a different time.
And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 22:37-40
If you love the Lord you will love others. If you honor the Lord you will honor others. If you seek to obey the Lord you will obey His commands and do good to others. In every way you can imagine, the Word of God will lead, guide, and direct your steps if you are willing to let it and listen to His instruction.
Then if you listen to the Lord and do what He commands your thoughts, words, and actions toward all mankind will be good and acceptable to Him.
If you do not know, only obeying the Lord’s rules and laws will not save you, Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. The only way to save you from eternal death. But once you have confessed and repented of your sins, and trusted only in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior this is how you must seek to follow Him.
For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Romans 10:5-10
If you are reading this and you have realized you have not trusted completely in Jesus and repented for your sins. Please go to the menu of my website thesoulsower.com and read one or more of the “Gospel Messages” that you may know how to be saved. Your eternal soul is at stake and I care enough for you, though I do not know you, to tell you the truth.
Let all of you who know the Lord and are known by the Lord to continue in the faith as you did at first, and do good to one another. That you will reap a harvest of righteousness in due time.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9-10