Day 6: Knowledge and Obedience to the Word
FAITH INITIATIVE: ABIDE Deeper in Christ
To grow deeper in our dependence on Jesus and His Word—as individuals, in community and on an organizational level—resulting in biblical fruitfulness. [Watch “Abide” video]
One characteristic of Abiding Deeper in Christ is:
- Growing in knowledge and obedience to the Word of God
REHEARSE: This We Know
Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 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.
(Joshua 1:7,8 NIV)
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
(Joshua 22:5 NIV)
Joshua was convinced that the people of God could not set foot in the promised land without the Word of God planted deeply in their hearts and minds. But he also knew it was not just about knowing the Word of God it was about obeying the Word of God that would really make the difference. We can look back now and see how a lack of obedience to the Word led them down paths of destruction. It is all too easy to study the Word of God, memorize Scripture, and even meditate on it daily without taking the more difficult step of obeying it. The temptation is to build head knowledge without heart transformation. May we be a people fully committed to both knowing and obeying the Word!
What is your plan to grow in knowledge of and obedience to the Word of God?
- Pray that we as Navigators would excel still more in our knowledge and obedience to the Word of God.
- Pray for our Mission-specific breakouts at the NSG as staff process together how the National Strategy influences their unique ministry contribution.
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