Required Reading

December 12, 2018 by Dr. Jack Graham

"And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching…"

–Acts 2:42

How devoted are you to the Word of God? Are you committed to reading, to knowing, to understanding, and to letting the Word of God transform your life?

Now, you may say, “I am devoted to God’s Word. I go to church. I listen to the sermon every week.” And that’s good. But you shouldn’t stop there!

You and I need to be completely devoted to spending personal time in the Word of God. Do you know why? Think about that very first church created by God on the Day of Pentecost.

The Scripture says that these new followers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching.” The apostles were teaching the Word of God from the Old Testament, as well as from all that they had observed about Jesus, his life, and teachings.

God’s Word was essential to the survival of the early church, to strengthening each new follower, and to growing the church. And it remains essential today. Devotion to the Word of God is an unchanging hallmark of the empowered church.

I challenge you to devote yourself to the Word. Spend time in the Scripture every day. Put your whole heart into knowing and growing in God’s Word.


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