Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jesus: The Scriptures and the Power of God

"And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?" (Mark 12: 24)

There are many people who know the Scriptures, in that they can recite verses and impress people with their knowledge of chapters and laws.

Yet the Bible is not about a book for us to learn things, but to meet a Person:

"25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: 26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? 27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself." (Luke 24: 25-37)

When we learn about Jesus, we are not learning about an Example, but rather the Savior who blesses us and causes us to reign in life (Romans 5: 17)

"20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. 21I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." (Galatians 2: 20-21)

We live in Him and through Him, for His greater cause was not just to create the world, but to redeem:

"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:" (Colossians 1: 21-22)

When we see Jesus, we are seeing grace and truth personified (John 1: 17), and when we read His Word, we allow His Spirit to transform us (2 Corinthians 2: 18) and enrich us:

"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever." (1 Peter 1: 23)


"I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one." (1 John 2: 14)

His Word is more than a set of ideas for our minds to run on, but Jesus alive in us:

"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1: 17-18)

When studying the Bible, do not look for information, but see Jesus, and with Him you receive the power of God!

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