Yesterday we discussed, and you may have realized for the first time, that God’s words are “spiritual” food – the fuel of life in Him. Even though the Holy Spirit does not speak audibly, He does activate the words of God in our life to help us understand what is coming up and going on! The Spirit will “speak only what He hears…” What is our responsibility? Obviously, to keep our lives soaking in those words! The following illustration truly encapsulates how this takes place. Looking at the illustration, make one or two comments regarding how each of these “fingers” are active in your life (example: Hearing – listen to Bible teaching @ church & on radio).
Why do you think that we’ve put “meditating” as the thumb, the most important digit on the hand?
Why do you think that people who only hear the Word of God through preaching and teaching are destined to remain immature in their grasp of truth and in their spiritual walk?
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.