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June 7, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | June 7

Don’t Add to God’s Word

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16

If I went to a guitar lesson with Eric Clapton, I wouldn’t be telling him how to tune or strum the guitar. If I was in the car with Jeff Gordon, I wouldn’t be telling him how to take the turn. Similarly, God knows more than we do. He’s been there. He’s seen the past and He knows the future. So often we have the audacity to back seat drive God with our silly opinions about things. It’s just like dad when you see your son who’s nine say “I know what to do”. You know more, you know where it’s going. But, because he doesn’t want to submit to your authority he goes for it. When a father sees his son take his advice and follow it, the father is pleasured.  It gives the father great pleasure because he sees his son trusting him and moving on his words that are truth, rather than the son saying to himself “maybe yes maybe no”. Humble yourself before your perfect Father’s word. If life were a best ball tournament, who would you like as your golf partner?

What is God’s revealed will, and what is my responsibility to it?  Don’t add to God’s word, and don’t put your opinion in there. When it comes to issues of life and issues of culture and topics and morals and relationships and marriage and family, do not add to his word. It is definitive, it’s inerrant, and it’s perfect. You can trust it.

Thank you Father that I can trust you 100% all the time.


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