I have returned from my 2 time-zone, 2-state (Florida and Georgia), 8-day, 1,443.5-mile road-trip (business and pleasure). It’s good to be back home here in Homestead Florida – where I belong. It was also good to reunite with my church family this morning for our 11 AM service.
Today I told an amusing true story from my misadventures on the road, and I tied it in with this Scripture from Deuteronomy 11:18-21:
“So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands, and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home, and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed, and when you are getting up. Write them on the doorposts of your house, and on your gates, so that as long as the sky remains above the earth – you and your children may flourish in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors.
Keep your Bible open at all times. Refer to it. Utilize it. Read it. Study it. Memorize it. Each verse represents God’s voice. Absorb and apply God’s Good News all day every day.
It’s not enough to simply hear the Preacher preach on Sunday morning. This is not a weekly 2-hour social club. This is a new life of believing, following, learning more about, and becoming more like Jesus Christ with each new opportunity of each new day.
All Scripture is inspired by God, and is useful to teach us what is true, and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong, and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT)