A Biblical Life

Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Here we learn about the attitude we should have for the Bible. A Christian is not to separate himself or herself from it. The Bible is not something we read but never give thought to afterwards. Our relationship with it is to go further than just reading. It must become us. We are to be intertwined with it. We’re one in Jesus and he’s in us. The Word is to dwell in us richly.  We are to live a biblical life.

Being a Christian means different things to different people. A survey showed that most people agree that words are being redefined. Are they what we’ve always thought in meaning or is it okay to let people interpret them to be whatever they want them to be. Most agree that’s okay. This thinking has followed through into Christianity. The words that define being a Christian are being turned around.  The Bible tells us here that The Lord our God is one Lord. Muhammad is not equal to God; neither are other religious leaders. Our God is One; his name is God. Lord is his title. Jesus is equal to him. The Holy Spirit is equal to him. They are three in one God. We’re brought into a relationship with God as believers. We are to love him with all our body, soul, and spirit. With all our might.

The Bible must be in our heart. We don’t cease thinking of it when we close it. It dictates how we live our life. It is to control our daily life making us what we’re to be. There is no area of our life that isn’t touched by the Bible. We are responsible to show Jesus through his Word to our children. We are to teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  Be biblical in your house. Don’t leave Christianity and the Bible outside the door when you enter like you would a pair of muddy shoes.  I remember mommy keeping a Bible on her nightstand and she’d read it at night and in the morning. That kind of memory sticks with you. By that we can lie down and wake up as a biblical Christian.

Have Bible hands. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.  What you reach to do, do it well. Make it right. Have Bible eyes. We’re a witness from our own homes when our neighbors see us go to church.

Can we be a biblical Christian? Yes! It is doable because of God’s ability.

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