For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory…

Luke 9:26a

October 11, 2018

My Words

We are living in a day and age where people are not taking God’s Word seriously. Even some pastors, in an effort to “reach more people,” have begun saying that the Scriptures are not important in sharing the Truth and that the only thing that matters is the fact that Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead. These people claim that the Scriptures may actually “turn people off” and the Bible really doesn’t meet people where they are struggling.

While I believe in the Gospel Truth of Jesus Christ, the God-man, dying on the cross and rising from the dead as the ONLY way to the Father, I personally challenge the notion that the Scriptures are not necessary. For how would we even know the story of Jesus Christ and His Gospel apart from His Word? The Bible teaches that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 – emphasis MINE). Jesus even gives warning for the one who is ashamed of Him and His words (Luke 9:26a – emphasis MINE). The words of Jesus Christ reveal the person of Jesus Christ. You cannot have an ongoing love for Jesus Christ while not continuing to abide in His Word. They are synonymous.

May we be people who read God’s Word, trust God’s Word, obey God’s Word and proclaim God’s Word without apology. Throughout the book of Acts we continue to read that the Word of God spread because they continued to proclaim and live the Word (Acts 6:7, 12:24, 19:20). May we, as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, grow in our love for His Word with a desire to see His Word accomplish His Work.


Dear Jesus. Thank You for Your living and active Word. May Your Word be a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. May I hide Your Word in my heart so that I might not sin against You. Help me to enjoy obeying Your Word and being faithful to live and proclaim it. Your Word is Truth. Amen.