2 Timothy 2:15; Psalms 119:9-16; 2 Timothy 3: 16, 17; Hebrews 5:11-14
‘Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman …not to be ashamed’ – II Tim 2:15
Skill is an invaluable asset. You may be provided with everything needed to achieve success but still end up a failure because you lack skill. Imagine a soldier on the warfront provided with all the training necessary to fight the enemy. He may be supplied with everything needed to disgrace his opponent, but he will be the one disgraced without the necessary skill in the use of his supplies. You can train yourself to be a marksman that never misses his target by developing greater intimacy with the Word of God and exercising yourself in the accurate application of that Word. That is only possible if we are committed to feeding at a higher level. That was David’s advantage over the king and army of Israel when they faced Goliath. David had developed a personal relationship with God through His Word and covenant. He learned to apply the Word to every situation of life he encountered as a young shepherd-boy. Jesus, who was in the beginning with God was the Word personified, not only by His assignment, but also by His diligence. And whenever the opportunity presented itself, He always discerned the situation and engaged the appropriate Word to enforce His victory over the enemy. You have a covenant right to do the same. Begin from where you are today. Engage with the Word of God at a higher level. It is not enough to feed on the milk of the Word. Be diligent with the Word; Set apart times to feast on the Word through deeper study and more focused meditation. Last year’s ‘manna’ is no longer sufficient to deliver the victories prepared for our new season. It’s time to dig in and get fresh ‘manna’ from heaven so we can establish our spiritual superiority over our circumstances.
Prayer & Confession:
I declare today that I am a skilled user of the Word and I apply myself diligently to develop skill in using God’s Word. I will never be ashamed. In Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!