Sunday, November 23, 2008
Receiving God's Word
The Lord, through James bids us, ''receive with meekness the engrafted word'' [James 1;21]. Our first duty is NOT to understand The Word, but to receive it. So many fail at this point; they are not prepared to receive what The Bible says--on election, on baptism, on separation from Christ-dishonoring churches, on The Law etc-until they think they have understood it. That is, because of PRIDE. Scripture must be made to bow to their intellect, rather than their intellect to the BIBLE.... Another reason Why many fail, is SELF-WILL; What the Bible says crosses their desires and conflicts with their views. That's why James says ''receive with meekness.'' meekness is pliability of spirit, moldablleness of heart, being clay in the potter's hands.