1st January 2019

Hold on to the Word

“…hold fast that word which I preached to you…”
1 Corinthians 15:2 (NKJV)

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of our Day by Day studies, and my personal thanks go to everyone who has contributed to this project, and also to all our readers for their support and encouragement. Above all, thanks be to God for inspiring the words of Scripture to guide us and comfort us.

The apostle Paul is constant in the way he encourages believers to hold on to the word of God, and the above passage from 1 Corinthians is just one example. The context is to do with the gospel by which we are saved. “Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures”, Paul declares. Moreover “He was rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (verses 3-4). Don’t lose sight of this gospel message revealed in the Scriptures. Be “awake to righteousness” (verse 34), the knowledge of who God is in Christ Jesus, who is the Incarnate Word. Hold fast to that word, don’t let it get lost in our thinking, wake up to it, live and breathe it….“what does it say? ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart,’ (that is, the word of faith which we preach)” (Romans 10:8).

In 2019 let’s continue to hold fast to that word. Read the Bible, pray every day, soak in the presence of our Lord in all that we think, say and do. Jesus is near you. Let his words be in your mouth and in your heart.

Wonderful and gracious Father, thank you for your Spirit through whom you have inspired the words of Scripture, and thank you for Jesus, the Word made flesh who dwelt and continues to dwell among us. Help us please to turn to Jesus each day and to be guided and comforted by His words. In Jesus’ name.

Study by James Henderson

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James Henderson is the European Director for Grace Communion International.

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