DAY 26: Engage God’s Word

Text: Galatians 3:8
Memorize: The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and foretold the gospel to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” Galatians 3:8

Scriptures: Galatians 3:8; Romans 9:17; Acts 4:24-25; Galatians 3:16; Jeremiah 4:2; Romans 3:30; Hebrews 4:2

In the Bible, Scriptures are spoken of as if they were God and God is spoken of as if he were the Scriptures There are a number of New Testament passages that cite Scripture from the Old Testament and God interchangeably. When we engage God’s Word, we engage God.

Scripture Engagement is when our lives connect with Scripture and God speaks to us through it. For this to happen, we need to know ourselves, to uncover the questions our hearts and our society are asking. We also need to dwell in the narrative of God’s revelation of himself in the past, using our minds as well as our senses to enter into that experience. At this intersection, we listen for the fresh ways Christ is calling to us, knowing that Christ incarnates into every culture in every age in unique ways.

Scripture engagement is a grace of the Holy Spirit—a divine-human encounter. Our part is to want it and to create conditions that favor it: quieting ourselves before God, exposing ourselves to his Word, listening.

HYMN: ROCK OF AGES, CLEFT FOR ME

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