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June 8, 2024 | Daily Devotionals | June 8

His Perfect Word 

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

If I took a guitar lesson with Eric Clapton, I wouldn’t be telling him how to do chord progressions. If I was in the car with Jeff Gordon or Lewis Hamilton, I wouldn’t be telling them 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. He’s perfect in every way. Us? Um, no.

So often, we have the audacity to be the back-seat driver on the road of faith, barking at God with our silly opinions about things. It’s just like a dad when his nine-year-old son yells, “I know what to do!” You know more, and you know what is probably going to happen. (Mishap or disaster.) But, because he doesn’t want to submit to your authority he goes for it. You see where this is going? We do the same with our Father.

When a dad sees his son take his advice and follow it, the father is pleased. It gives the dad 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.” If we gain such pleasure from our earthly sons, think how much more our perfect, loving Father takes pleasure from our obedience. Framed this way, it makes it that much more attractive to humble yourself before your perfect Father’s Word. God’s always on the mark, so if life were a best ball tournament, who would you like as your golf partner? 

As God’s men, we need to stop and ask ourselves, “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 when it’s about 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. Follow His Word and feel His pleasure.

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


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