Living by the Word of God

(page 104 of Standard Edition)
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Living by the Word of God
Sabbath afternoon
Read for This Week’s Study: Phil. 2:12–16; Luke 4:4, 8,
10–12; Ps. 37:7; Ps. 46:10; Ps. 62:1, 2, 5; Col. 3:16.
Memory Text: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only,
deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22, NKJV).
T
he best method of studying the Bible is of no use if we are not
determined to live by what we learn from Scripture. What is true
for education in general also is true for studying the Bible in par-
ticular: you learn best not just by reading or hearing, but by practicing
what you know. This obedience opens a full treasure house of divine
blessings that otherwise would be closed to us, and it leads us on an
exciting and life-transforming way to increase our understanding and
knowledge. If we are not willing to abide by the Word of God and are
not willing to practice what we have studied, we will not grow. And our
witness will be impaired because our life is out of harmony with our
words.
We grow in grace and wisdom through inspiring models who illus-
trate to us what it means to live by the Word of God. There is no better
example and no motivational force more powerful than Jesus Christ.
He gave us a pattern to follow. He lived a life in full harmony with the
will of God.
This week, we will study what it means to live by the Word of God
and under its divine authority.

  • Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, June 27.
    *June 20–26Lesson

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