Thursday, March 06, 2014

Does Your Heart STAND In Awe of God's Word?

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We can scarcely conceive of anything more grieving to the Holy Spirit — than the manner in which some people deal with His inspired Word. Nor is the low spirituality which this solemn trifling with the Bible betrays, less painful. 

A heavenly mind will guard the sacredness and purity of God's Word with holy jealousy! How can it be otherwise? To the Bible, the instrumentality of God's truth — the believer is indebted for his quickening, for his sanctification, and for his comfort! To trifle, then, with that holy Word, to quote it flippantly, to speak of it irreverently, to jest with it profanely — would seem a crime from which a mind stored with its precious treasures, and imbued with its hallowed spirit — would recoil with holy dread!

Oh, beware, reader, how you sport with, or trifle with — God's holy Scriptures! Oh, it is a fearful thing to quote with sportive lip, to touch with unhallowed hands — the holy Word of God!

"My heart stands in awe of Your Word! I rejoice in Your Word like one who discovers a great treasure!" Psalm 119:161-162 

~Octavius Winslow

Psa 138:2  I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name. 

Your heart cannot stand (to remain, unmoved) in awe (humbled before God) of God's Word if you "appreciate" those things that manipulate, change, move around, soften, or trifle with the Scriptures. If you like the abominable "Son of god" or "Passion" movies, then your heart is not standing in awe of HIS Word which both movies mock and deplore.

The same can be said for anyone who tries to marry evolution, psychology or Charismaticism's metaphysics, or Arminian's semi-pelagianism and "free" willism to Scripture. All these things sully, attack, and treat lightly the Holy Spirit's Word. Or do you not know with Whom you trifle? It is the Living God! HE holds HIS Word above all else. Why don't you?

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