"The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD, but they will not find it. ”
What if we didn't have the word of God?
There would be:
no call to perseverance
no examples to follow or avoid
no way of knowing if we're pleasing God
no confirmation of who Jesus is
no knowledge of God
I shudder to think of it. We would truly be wandering aimlessly.
Yet I wonder, how many already wander aimlessly because they do not hear God's Word? Shouldn't that affect me? Shouldn't I make it my goal to speak it, to pass it on, to share it?
May I never be accused of being part of the famine. To that end, I leave you with this good news.
. . ."The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, "Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame."
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