Holiness, Godliness, Usefulness
05/08/2015, by John Kincaid
Lesson 595: Storing Up God's Word
Joseph stored up grain in Egypt to prepare for famine. Gen.41:35 Even unbelievers have long recognized the wisdom of preparing for a time of need (savings accounts, Aesop’s fable of The Ant and the Grasshopper).
Storing up God’s Word (treasuring it, hiding it in your heart) is wise. The time will come in the future when you need it & be glad you have it.
God’s Word is able to keep you from sin by enabling you to resist temptation. Even more, storing up God’s Word allows us to grow.
Psa.119:11 I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
Prov.7:1 keep my words and treasure up my commandments
Prov.10:14 The wise lay up knowledge
Storing up something of great value imitates God, following His example:
Psa.31:19 how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you
1 Cor.2:9 no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him
1 Pet.1:3-4 According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you
About This Series
The goal of this series is to become more useful in serving the Lord Jesus Christ, as an instrument in the Redeemer's hand. The theme verses for the series are Ephesians 4:22-24, Philemon 11, 2 Timothy 2:21
- to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
- and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
- Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.
- Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work.