Know & Obey God’s Word

“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” – John 17:17 

When we know what God wants us to do, and we understand who God wants us to be, then we will have the wisdom it takes to walk worthy of the calling we have received in Christ. If you aren’t in God’s Word, you won’t have that wisdom. 

John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” 

It’s almost like when we’re saved and we receive our new clothes from the Lord…those clothes are a little bit too big. Listen, we’ve got to grow into our new clothes and the only way to do that is by reading God’s Word and obeying God’s Word. 

Do you know what God wants for your “new life?” We have spent a lot of time the last couple of weeks talking about our “old self” and “new self.” We’ve discovered that if we want to walk into the new life God has called us into, we must put off our old self and put on the new self, God has called for us to be. 

But how are you going to be that “new self” without knowing who that is? The only way to know who God wants you to be is to know and obey His Word. When you know what He is calling you to do, you have the clarity you need to step into a life you haven’t experienced yet. It is through knowing what He wants that you can now obey His commands. 

Our old self wasn’t obeying His Word. That was because we weren’t consistently in His Word. Do you want to resist the devil? Do you want to fight the daily battle that is going to be required of you? Do you want Jesus to change your life? 

The only way to do that is to be in His Word. Know the Word. Obey the Word. That is when you will be able to walk worthy of your calling. 

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bible verse

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

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