TSP DAILY DEVOTIONAL
GOVERNED BY THE WORD
18th July 2020
Dr. Phil Ransom-Bello
KEY SCRIPTURE/MEMORY VERSE: 1 John 2:5(NKJV)
But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him..
If we are to trace back to the source/origin as believers, we are reminded that the new birth experience is a product of the word of God (i.e the hearing of the gospel) and regeneration by the Holy Spirit (John 3:5; Titus 3:5)
This reminder proves the reality that it is what gives a thing life, that sustains it.
In other words, the fruit of the gospel will ensure your life is governed by the word.
Your whole life!
You can’t receive and believe the gospel and then start to live by other standards or narratives.
Not any more.
Your life will only be directed or held up to the standard of the truth of the gospel.
Our text today, tells us that whoever keeps God word truly has the love of God perfected in him.
Now, do you notice how we keep seeing, “…the love of God perfected” as we look at fruits of the gospel?
So it tells you that how productive you are as a Christian is directly proportional to how much of His love you are constantly feeding yourself with.
This means that God’s love is not something to downplay. You can’t reduce this aggressive, lavish love of God to your natural daddy’s love or to boyfriend/girlfriend love.
That’s not what we mean.
Listen friends, God’s love is so aggressive that it imprints in you a revelation of hope, faith and endurance. That’s how powerful the love of God is.
Instruct yourself today that you are governed by the word of God.
Here’s solid pastoral advice for you this morning- whatever opinion you have, doesn’t matter how you got it or how long you’ve held on to it, that doesn’t match with God’s word, drop it.
Whatever standpoint or narrative that does not line up with God’s word, drop it like hot potatoes.
Do I allow the gospel bear fruit in me by yielding to the rule of God’s word?
-I believe in the good news of the gospel, that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus has announced the provision of forgiveness of my sins.
-I don’t just know the gospel, I live the gospel. I am transformed by the gospel. The gospel is working through me.
-The hearing of the gospel produces the fruits of Genuine Faith, Love for all the Saints and Hope of a Guaranteed Future in me.
-The fruits of the gospel are not a product of my ability but are generated supernaturally.
-The fruit of the gospel ensures that only what gave me life, sustains me. It ensures that my life is governed by the word of God.
-My life only lives up to the standard of the gospel. No other standard is permitted to give my life direction.
-I drop like hot potatoes any standpoint or opinion or narratives that does not line up with the truth of the gospel.
-God’s love is perfected in me as I feed myself with and yield to the word of God. This is where my productivity lies.
-I am governed by the word of God.
HEARING BY THE WORD
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